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Kenneth B. Tator, P.E

Chairman of the Board, KTA-Tator,


Ken is the Chairman of the Board of KTA-Tator, Inc., the son of KTA’s founder, and an internationally renowned industry expert with over 45 years of experience in the field of protective coatings. He is a registered Professional Engineer (California, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania), is accredited as a Corrosion Specialist by NACE, is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector Level 3 (Peer Review), and is an SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist. Ken serves as a senior consultant and expert witness on many projects and contributes articles to various technical publications. Ken was selected by the JPCL in 2009 as one of 25 Top Leaders and Thinkers in the Coatings & Linings Industry for the past 25 years. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA from Columbia University.

Articles by Kenneth B. Tator, P.E

  • An Overview of Alkyd Resins

    Alkyd-based paints have been a dominant product in the protective coating market since the 1930s. Find out more about alkyd resins in this excerpt from the ASM Handbook Volume 5B: Protective Organic Coatings.

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