Michael (Joe) Bolick

Director, Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC)




Education

BA (Marketing), University of Northern Iowa


Teaching Interests

Coatings application efficiency and techniques


Research Interests

Painting and coating industry trends, training course development, simulation training, marketing and sales strategy, design principles


Responsibilities

Joe works with the development and implementation of marketing strategies and plans for the center as well as development of online and classroom training curricula. Joe is also involved with conducting STAR4D training.

Joe's areas of expertise include Training Course Development, Online Training, Marketing Strategies, and Social Media Marketing.


Professional Accomplishments

Joe is a certified STAR4D and NACE International instructor and a member of the Society for Protective Coatings. He is listed as an inventor on US Patents 7,839,416 and 7,817,162 for his work in developing virtual reality painting and abrasive blasting simulators. He has also authored in articles published in Finishing Today and Materials Performance magazines.


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