Technical Director (Construction Coatings – Florida Location)


Technical Director

  • Construction Coatings
  • Florida Location

The Mayson group has been exclusively engaged by a dynamic and fast growing (+ 50 year old, family-owned ) coatings manufacturer to find an entrepreneurial and passionate technical leader.  With a sales organization in excess of twenty representatives and multiple manufacturing plants across the sun belt, our client is seeking to expand their product development capacity with a technical manager/ director who will focus on expanding the organization’s technical staff and facilities, while providing hands-on formulation direction to expand the offering.
The laboratory and main manufacturing site are located in a highly desirable area in Florida.

As a member of the company’s leadership team, the technical manager/ director will additionally have close ties to 1) the manufacturing organization focused on plant support and new product introductions, 2) the product management function as new opportunities are identified, and 3) the sales / distribution support organization that oversees field application.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Expand capabilities of technical organization in support of construction coatings line expansion including mentoring of existing staff and selection of additional individual contributors.
  • Specifically lead development of polymer, asphalt, Si, and PMMA based coatings, in addition to associated mastics, adhesives, and sealants for the for the liquid applied roof membrane market.
  • Ensure products meet industry standards and meet or exceed competitive offerings.
  • Work closely with the other functional managers departments.

Key Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge and formulation experience in the roof coatings market a plus, especially moisture cure systems, silicones, and water-based acrylics.
  • BS/ MS polymer science or equivalent.
  • Entrepreneurial in nature, able to lead a technical team that is supporting a dynamic sales organization, but as well work hands on when required to assure that new and improved products are available to the sales organization.
  • Technical leadership skills including project management, DOE, and 6 sigma methodologies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to join the business leadership team in support of managing the overall enterprise, within a flexible small company environment.


Please contact us right away if you are interested in hearing more or if you know someone that would be ideal for this position.

As always, referrals are appreciated and handled confidentially!

Amy
Amy Mayse
330.995.6485
amymayse@maysongroup.com

Chuck
Chuck Messner
248.703.4666
cmessner@maysongroup.com

Technical Group Leader (Automotive OEM, Off Road, Commercial Vehicle, Truck & Bus, Transportation Coatings or Industrial 2K Coatings)


Technical Group Leader

  • Automotive OEM, Off Road, Commercial Vehicle, Truck & Bus, Transportation Coatings or Industrial 2K Coatings

The Mayson Group has been exclusively engaged by a well-positioned coatings company to seek a group leader to assume oversight of a small technical team, focused on formulation, scale-up, customer support, and problem solving.

This coordination role requires an individual who can assess customer requirements and provide technical direction and prioritization on product improvement projects.  Our client is a well-established player in the coatings market who is seeking to grow in current and adjacent markets.  The successful candidate will have a combination of both technical / planning skills and strong communication skills to support technically oriented customer projects and drive internal programs.  For chemists with excellent communication skills, this is additionally an opportunity to work more closely with customer and product management groups.

Key requirements include:

  • Technical degree.
  • 7+ years formulation experience in a manufacturer focused transportation focused segment (auto OEM, auto plastics, HDT, CV, or similar transportation coating).
  • Technical acumen and market knowledge to provide guidance to the team in terms of product modification and performance verification.
  • Strong planning and project management skills to assure that both urgent and longer term projects are completed.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Stage-Gate or similar project management skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 15%.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Drive product improvement activities related to customer requests.
  • Provide guidance and mentor more junior support chemists.
  • Manage preparation and presentation of data for customer requests.
  • Manage technical projects that are focused on cost savings

Our client’s culture is about reward for performance.  Strong technical/ product leaders with a passion to support growth who are seeking a greater reward level for results should seriously consider this opportunity.


Please contact us right away if you are interested in hearing more or if you know someone that would be ideal for this position.
As always, referrals are appreciated and handled confidentially!

Amy
Amy Mayse
330.995.6485
amymayse@maysongroup.com

Chuck
Chuck Messner
248.703.4666
cmessner@maysongroup.com