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About Us

Powder Coating Consultants wants you to feel comfortable knowing that you’re in good hands. Take the time to read more about our company and the stellar team behind it.

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At PCC, our business goals are to help you get the best possible results from your current or future powder coated surface finishes.

Within each project, PCC considers the finish parts configuration, the film thickness required, special color considerations, finish quality specifications, production rate, and many other unique project parameters.

By tailoring our spectrum of services to your particular requirements, Powder Coating Consultants provides you with the level of support needed. We take the time to educate you to help you make well-informed decisions necessary for a successful powder coating project.

A great benefit in using our experienced independent consultants, is our ability to look at each phase of your finishing operation as part of a complete system. We consider equipment, paint, and pretreatment chemicals in terms of what fits best with your part configurations, your quality requirements, and your production demands.

Extensive Decades Of Experience

Abundance Of Valuable Resources

Well-Respected Industry Credibility

Extensive Decades Of Experience

Trained Proficiency In Modern Powder Coating Technology

Cost Effective Solutions

Where We Exceed Your Expectations

PCC Is Professional

Our team of associates is comprised of genuine experts and targeted advisors, with an eye for detail and the expertise to boot. We understand that it is extremely hard to gain access to reputable powder coating specialists. Especially because this industry is loaded with manufacturers, equipment representatives, and powder formulators incorrectly passing themselves off as “experts.”

PCC Is Experienced

All of our powder coating consultants have unmatched capabilities with a noteworthy educational foundation. This means you will get the advantage of their invaluable insights on your next project.

PCC Is Dedicated

Powder Coating Consultants helps you with your project needs as an accomplished, proficient resource that can make all the difference between achievement or disappointment. To avoid costly mistakes, rely on our associates to help you make well-educated, judicious choices on all your powder coating projects.

Meet The Executive Team

Nick LibertoNicholas P. Liberto P. E.
president
Nick Liberto is President of Powder Coating Consultants; Division of Ninan, Inc. an independent technical consulting firm located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Nick has provided technical consultation for hundreds of companies worldwide in the powder coating industry. He has been in the powder coating industry since 1980, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with a Minor in Physics, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut. He is the corporate representative member for PCC to The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American Society of Testing Methods (ASTM), and the National Association of Surface Finishing (NASF). He currently serves on numerous technical, trade, and standards committees for these organizations. Nick is also a contributing author and Editor of the SME “User’s Guide To Powder Coating” along with writing over 400 technical and feature articles for Powder Coating Magazine, Metal Finishing Magazine, the Metal Finishing Guidebook, and Products Finishing Magazine. He is the past Editor for, and a contributing author to, the award winning “Powder Coating; The Complete Finisher’s Handbook” as published by the Powder Coating Institute. Nick also sits on the Editorial Review Board of Powder Coating Magazine. He has written several feature and Q&A columns for Powder Coating Magazine, American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society Journal, Products Finishing Magazine, and Powder Coated Tough Magazine. Nick has previously held various sales, marketing, and technical positions for Ransburg-Gema Corporation and Interrad Corporation, both of which are powder application and recovery equipment companies.

Bruno FawerBruno Fawer
Associate
Bruno Fawer is an Associate for Powder Coating
Consultants, a division of Ninan, Inc., Inc., an independent consulting firm located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He has approximately 40 years of operation, formulation, application, technical sales and marketing, as well as customer service experience in the field of liquid industrial and powder coatings.

Bruno held various management positions in the powder coatings, polyester and epoxy resin, and pigment/additives industry prior to becoming a consultant. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and organic chemistry from the College of Technology, Zurich-Winterthur in Switzerland, and a Master’s degree in Marketing and Operations Management (MBA) from Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead School of Management) in Cleveland, Ohio.

Bruno published over a dozen major papers and a number of technical articles in trade journals, such as Powder Coatings and Coatings World between 1993 and 2006. He also presented several technical papers to trade organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Montreal, and Seoul (South Korea).

In addition, Mr. Fawer participated in the initial creation of Powder Coating: The Complete Finisher’s Handbook published by the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) and he was a major contributor to the Powder Coating Formulator’s Desktop Reference publication (May 2003). He is also a member of several trade organizations or associations.

Nick LibertoMichael Santolupo
Associate
Michael Santolupo is an Associate of Powder Coating Consultants, Division of Ninan, Inc., an independent consulting firm located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mike has consulted in powder system design and specification, pretreatment chemical and powder material specification and selection, quality improvements, process control, cost reductions, and training in the powder coating industry. Mike was instrumental in pioneering specialized computer tools and math models used to provide clients with powder coating system operational cost analysis, production analysis, and vendor analysis data and information.

Mike has served in the powder coating industry since 1994, holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) with continued studies in Computer Programming, and Powder Coating Technology. He has served on the Application Equipment Technical Committee of the Powder Coating Institute. He is also trained in Six Sigma practices.

Mike has written several technical and feature articles for Powder Coating Magazine. He is a contributing author to the award winning Powder Coating: The Complete Finisher’s Handbook as published by the Powder Coating Institute. Mike earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.

Bruno FawerGeorge Trigg
Associate
George Trigg is an Associate of Powder Coating Consultants, Division of Ninan, Inc., an independent consulting firm located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. George has consulted in powder system design and specification, pretreatment chemical and powder material specification and selection, quality improvements, process control, cost reductions, and training in the powder coating industry. George has been assigned project management responsibility on powder coating projects ranging form $250,000 to $16.8 million. George has over 40 years of experience in the powder coating industry, holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (BBA) with continued studies in Powder Coating Technology. He is a member of the Chemical Coaters Association and the SME. He has in the past served on the Application Equipment Technical Committee of the Powder Coating Institute.

George has written several technical and feature articles for Powder Coating Magazine. He is a contributing author to the SME User’s Guide to Powder Coating. Prior to joining Powder Coating Consultants, George had previously held various finishing technical positions for Ransburg-Gema, Whirlpool Corporation, PPG Industries, and Westinghouse Company.

Feasibility Study

PCC compares and contrasts technologies, floor space, manpower requirements, and operating costs.

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Operational Audit

Our detailed audits are meticulous in ensuring we improve your operating efficiency and product quality.

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System Upgrades

PCC analyzes your production requirements and designs a complete system to meet your needs.

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Litigation Assistance

PCC offers expert witness assistance, such as: site investigations, sample testing & analysis, trial testimony and more.

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What Clients Say About Us

TESTIMONIALS

In the past 10-12 years Hunter Engineering has changed over our painting systems from wet spray to powder coating in both our manufacturing plants in Mississippi. PCC and Nick Liberto have been an integral part of our planning, specification and implementation team for these transitions. We rely on Nick and his team for advice on equipment, powder specification, operator training, system operating procedures and system maintenance. We have gone to them several times over the last decade with difficult coating problems and PCC has always responded with good advice and a willingness to help.

Steven P. Johnson
Hunter Engineering

Powder Coating Consultants have supported IMEC in our Powder Coat Process for the past nine years. During that time, Nick and his team have offered support and services that met our needs to improve our Powder Coat processing. PCC not only does an outstanding job of achieving desired results on projects, but have always been available to provide support for those small issues that can develop as well.

Eric L Merriman
IMEC

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the great help and assistance given to us by you and your company (PCC) for our new bicycle (BCA) factory in South Carolina

We are delighted with the choices we have made together in choosing a state of the art powder coating facility. Meeting with more than 20 companies was incredibly confusing and complicated and your expertise guided to us to a great decision. We look forward to your continued involvement during the installation and testing this Fall.

Arnold Kamler
KENT

Right-sizing your finishing system” was the name of the conference I attended when I first met Nick Liberto and the PCC team. The year after, they analyzed our production data to write down a specification. The document drawn up for potential suppliers described in detail the powder coating system best suited to our needs. Since the start-up of that system in 2012, we have had the opportunity to work with them several times and I strongly recommend them to any company struggling with finishing quality or capacity issues.

Yves St-Amant, ing.
Rousseau Métal Inc.

PCC was an invaluable resource when we converted to powder. They helped us specify, select, install, and start two coating lines. Nick and his associates then followed up with training, documentation, and process audits. Fourteen years later we still depend on them for answers.

Dick Meade
EBAA Iron