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Abakan Inc. Hires Mr. John Neukirchen as VP Pipeline Coatings Sales

Published on 2010-05-04. Author : SpecialChem

MIAMI -- Abakan Inc. has hired Mr. John Neukirchen as VP Pipeline Coatings Sales. Mr. Neukirchen will play a key role in facilitating the qualification and certification of MesoCoat's CermaClad technology with key Oil & Gas industry participants. John's extensive experience selling into Fortune 1000 companies makes him an ideal selection for Abakan. In addition, Mr. Neukirchen will help to negotiate contracts with buyers, suppliers and channel partners.

John Neukirchen

John has over 25 years of business and project management experience. Specializing in advanced corrosion protection technologies, Mr. Neukirchen has served as program director and technical liaison on a number of successful, high profile developmental projects for clients such as the US Navy/Department of Defense, the Office of Naval Research, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Boeing, Westinghouse Hanford, Marine Power and Equipment, and Kajima E&C. Along with his BA degree in Business Management, John has gained a strong background in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Mr. Neukirchen currently serves as technical director and business manager of Polythermics, LLC. Formed in June 2008, Mr. Neukirchen has directed the R&D and market introduction of a unique and highly successful line of thermoplastic coating materials and equipment for the Oil and Gas and Mining Industries.

About Abakan Inc.

Abakan is an advanced surface modification systems and technologies provider that is forming a vertically integrated wear and corrosion coating prevention business. Abakan is the largest shareholder in MesoCoat, a company that has developed coating technologies that extend the useful life of oil pipelines and bridges from 20 to 100 years. The transformational nature of these technologies has been recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with a $1.7 million award, a NorTech Innovation award and multiple R&D 100 awards. With lower cost materials and application process, and longer lasting coatings that are non-toxic, MesoCoat has made significant in-roads with marquee clients spanning Fortune 500 corporations, military organizations and other branches of the government.

Forward Looking Statements

A number of statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties including technological obsolescence, market acceptance of future products, competitive market conditions, and the sufficiency of capital resources. The actual results Abakan may achieve could differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties.

Source: Abakan


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