TCI Powder Coatings, based in Ellaville, Ga., has announced several personnel changes designed to elevate its "game" in many areas.

The new appointments are as follows:

Mark Franklin has accepted the position of senior field technician in the Southeast region of the United States. Franklin will relocate and start full time in this role no later than April 1 of this year. Along with this responsibility, he will also act as product development leader on the launch, design and development of select new products.

Steve Jones has also accepted an expanded role, as architectural segment leader. In this capacity, Jones will work hard to grow the very important market segment for TCI and also an important segment for the powder coating industry as a whole.

Steve Brattoli will join TCI as a field technician in the Midwest. Brattoli has a wealth of experience, having worked for Nordson Corporation for more than 24 years. He is an expert in application and recovery equipment and will be an exceptional addition to TCI's field technical team, reporting directly to Rodger Talbert, field technical director.

As TCI continues to see its business grow in Mexico, so goes the need for field support. To that end, TCI has retained the services of Jesus Santana, a 10-plus-year veteran who manages one of the largest powder coatings operations in Mexico. Santana will work as a field technician specifically in Mexico and Latin America.

Jennifer Egan started with TCI this month and will be working as marketing manager, TCI. Egan brings a tremendous amount of experience as a marketing leader in the powder industry. She worked as marketing specialist to the global marketing director for a powder coating manufacturing company and, most recently, spent time at The Powder Coating Institute as its marketing director. Egan and Steve Houston, TCI’s vice president of sales and marketing, will work out of the newly formed TCI Marketing and Sales satellite office located in the Houston, Texas, area.

Additionally, Pam Cox joined TCI over a year ago and has been working very hard to expand TCI's penetration on the West Coast through inside sales work.

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