Kevin Biller began his career in powder coatings in 1978 at the Glidden Paint Company. He held various technical positions during his 15 years there including Group Leader – Automotive Coatings, and Section Leader – European Core Laboratory while he was stationed in Birmingham, England for Glidden’s parent ICI Paints.
Kevin eventually moved to Herberts Powder Coatings where he was responsible for developing new technology. In 1997 Mr. Biller formed a consulting firm, Biller Technical Resources, Ltd specializing in providing technical solutions to the powder coating industry. In 1998 Kevin became President of Wabash Powder Coatings in Terre Haute, IN.
In 1999 Mr. Biller acquired the majority interest in IRIS Powder Coatings, Inc. This custom manufacturer of specialty powder coatings was sold to Jamestown Powder Coatings in December 2001. Kevin was the Vice President/General Manager for Jamestown Powder Coatings in Columbus, OH until 2005.
Mr. Biller has developed a course, Powder Coatings 101 which teaches the fundamentals of powder coating formulating technology. He presents this course once or twice a year. This course has evolved into the Powder Coating Forum which includes a symposium of new technology and various hands-on demonstrations.
Kevin was the Technical Editor of Finishing Today magazine in 2006 and 2007.
Biller established the Powder Coating Research Group in 2007. This R&D laboratory provides powder coating evaluation, testing and product development
Kevin has four US Patents in powder coating technology. He has delivered numerous papers and written many articles on powder coatings. He has recently published a handbook Powder Coatings: Foundation for the Novice Formulator by BNP Media, Troy, MI.
- 5,935,661 Radiation curing of powder coatings n heat sensitive substrates: chemical compositions and processes for obtaining coated workpieces.
- 5,877,231 Radiation curable powder coatings for heat sensitive substrates
- 5,824,373 Radiation curing of powder coatings on wood
- 5,789,039 Radiation curing of powder coatings on heat sensitive substrates: chemical compositions and processes for obtaining coated workpieces