Eric Olander, President of EPi, Becomes NASF's Sur/Fin Steering Committee Chairman

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I became the National Association Surface Finishers (NASF) Sur/Fin Steering Committee Chairman effective January 1st, 2009. 

Originally, I was to assume the Chair after Sur/Fin 2009 in Louisville, KY. Barry Cohen resigned when his company dropped their membership in the NASF. The Steering Committee is made of eight to nine volunteers from various backgrounds and companies. This additional responsibility has created extra work, but we are striving to develop a system for Sur/Fin trade show now and in the future. Right now we are revamping our technical program. For example, how we recruit papers and what categories of papers that will be presented.

Sur/Fin the trade show took a step backward last year in Indianapolis from Cleveland. This year will be more challenging than last year because of the economic times.  So far we are  seeing tiny fallout from the economy with exhibitors. This years show will be in June 15-17th, 2009. To learn more go to We look forward to seeing you in Louisville! Any questions please contact me in the office!