Guest – Rocky Prior

There’s not many things that our president and chief scientific officer doesn’t know about paint – in fact you could almost say that Rocky is the go-to person for making, selling and inventing new paint products.  At the very least, he is our very own Mythic expert in everything paint.

Although very smart, Rocky earned formal education degrees in his field.  He has a degree in chemistry from the University of Akron and, if that wasn’t enough, went on to receive a bachelor of science in chemistry from Baldwin Wallace College.

He started off as a group leader in R&D and as a chemist at Glidden/ICI Paints before becoming the manager of architectural applications for Union Carbide (UCAR Emulsions).  He then joined ACE Hardware Paint Division where he was not only responsible for all new product development and reformulation of existing products, but he also saved the company over $2.3 million through his strategic direction and cost reductions.

Not only smart, but with more than 19 years of industrial experience in paint and coatings, we are very pleased that he is our president.