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Industrial Coatings Chemist/Formulator/Quality Control

Ocala, FL
January 09, 2020

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John Verdone

Industrial Coatings Chemist/Formulator/Quality Control

Ocala, FL 34474


Previously was employed at the same employer for 21 years. Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Quality Lab Technician

Geo-Tech - Ocala, FL

December 2017 to April 2018

Tested various soils for engineering projects.

Research and Development

Total Nutrition Technologies (TNT) - Leesburg, FL

October 2016 to January 2017

Worked with dried food products improving taste and nutrition values. Produced customers samples for testing and approval.

Sales Representative

RideNow Powersports - Ocala, FL

March 2016 to May 2016

Sold motorcycles and ATV's, from many different manufacturers, at a large Ocala dealership. Quality Assurance

Donarra Extrusions - Ocala, FL

October 2015 to February 2016

In charge of all of Donarra's quality control duties involving the manufacture of flat-sheet polyethylene. Various technical positions

FastTrack Staffing - Ocala, FL

March 2015 to September 2015

Held a few technical positions through an Ocala employment staffing agency. Coatings Chemist/Manufacturing

Anchor Coatings - Leesburg, FL

December 2012 to April 2014

Involved with new product development, quality control, improvement of present coatings products, met with technical salespeople, helped with production. Wore various hats at Anchor. Sales Agent

Dial America - Ocala, FL

February 2012 to April 2012

Employed in a call center and sold various products from cookbooks to insurance products. Retail Vendor

Crossmark - Ocala, FL

February 2011 to January 2012

Represented Glidden Paints in my local three Walmarts and helped with the transition from Sherwin Williams products.

Represented Novartis over the counter products, employed with Crossmark, during July-January, 2012. Coatings Chemist/Lab Manager

New Nautical Coatings, Inc - Clearwater, FL

January 2010 to June 2010

• Performed quality control, managed the lab, performed research + development, and helped set up a new formulation/production software package.

• Consulted with many raw material sale representatives about the latest technologies and raw material samples.

• New Nautical produces a variety of anti-fouling coatings for the bottom of ships and boats. Industrial Coatings Chemist/Formulator

Delta Laboratories - Ocala, FL

January 1994 to February 2008

• Formulated and tested many types of industrial coatings over a wide range of different substrates.

• Formulated products that consisted of alkyds, urethanes, epoxies, water-reducible alkyds, vinyls, latex, acrylics, polyesters, urea and melamine baking enamels, nitrocellulose wood products, CAB's, etc. Formulated neoprene and latex adhesive products.

• Responsible for formulating customer samples that had to meet strict performance/price criteria. Evaluated new raw materials as related to the formulations. The evaluations were for possible cost and performance improvements. Personal on site monitoring, of a newly developed product, was required at times.

• Excellent color matching skills and visual acuity. A good ability to multi-task short and long term projects. Strong interpersonal skills and a team player. Laboratory Technician

Delta Laboratories - Ocala, FL

February 1987 to January 1994

• Manufactured and tested coating and adhesive formulations as described by the Technical Director. Produced customer samples. The samples had to meet color and performance specifications.

• Evaluated coatings after long term exterior exposure and salt spray.

• Assisted the Technical Director make decisions on future formulations. Education

Certificate in Coatings Formulation

University of Missouri-Rolla - Rolla, MO

1991 to 1991

AA in Chemistry, Earth Science, Calculus, Environmental Science. College of Central Florida - Ocala, FL

1984 to 1991


Attention to details, formulation, organization, quality control, research/development, managing multiple projects, raw material cost savings, lab equipment maintenance, color matching, personal relations, creativity, customer service, chemistry, lab technician Links

Additional Information

Enjoy reading, physical fitness, sports, and riding my motorcycle. Owned an Ocala condo since 1996. Possess flawless credit.

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