March 10, 2009
B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has named Richard L. Metcalf as its quality assurance manager. Metcalf has been with the company since November 2008 and has been involved with the coatings industry for more than 40 years as a technical consultant and in sales.
Before joining the company, Metcalf worked with coatings provider PPG for more than 18 years, where he commissioned new e-coat and powder coat lines for OEMs throughout the U.S. His work involved developing processes and quality control procedures and programs, as well as training individuals at the new facilities.
Metcalf studied chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin and is a member of the Chemical Coaters Association.
B.L. Downey Co. provides e-coating, powder coating, and dip-coating services and also fabricates light poles for various municipalities and commercial customers.