About Us

Technology Publishing is a business-to-business media company covering the protective, marine, and architectural coatings industries. Our mission is to advance the science and technology in these fields by disseminating information about best practices in the selection and use of coatings and related construction materials.

Two cornerstones of the company’s operations are (1) to serve readers across the entire value chain within a business segment, such as suppliers, specifiers, facility owners, and contractors; and (2) to create the highest quality content, in part by recruiting top industry thinkers as advisers and contributors.

 

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Brion’s Bio

BRION PALMER
Chief Executive Officer
bpalmer@technologypub.com

Andy’s Bio

ANDY FOLMER
Vice President, Operations
afolmer@technologypub.com

Marian’s Bio

MARIAN WELSH
Vice President, Sales
Group Publisher
mwelsh@technologypub.com

Pamela’s Bio

PAMELA SIMMONS
Vice President, Content
Editor-in-Chief, JPCL
psimmons@technologypub.com

MICHELE LACKEY

MICHELE LACKEY
Vice President, Finance
mlackey@technologypub.com

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ASHLEY POUND
Vice President, Creative & Custom Media
apound@technologypub.com

 

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

ANDE THOMAS

ANDE THOMAS
Accounting Manager
athomas@technologypub.com

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Get up-to-the-minute information from our editors, and connect with fellow coatings professionals in our online social communities.


PAINTSQUARE / JPCL


DURABILITY + DESIGN


PAINT BIDTRACKER

 

PRESS CENTER

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COMPANY HISTORY

Harold Hower, Ph.D., an educator and editor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded Technology Publishing Company in 1984 to produce the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL), focused on good practice in the selection and use of protective and marine coatings for corrosion control. The proprietary, for-profit journal was created to advance the interests of the Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC), a non-profit technical society connected to Carnegie-Mellon University.

The first board of directors for TPC was made up of a few prominent SSPC members ─ including the SSPC executive director ─ and to this day, SSPC retains an interest on our board. Within three years of the journal’s launch, the society had grown from 200 to 5000 members and had changed its name to SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. A subscription to JPCL was a valued member benefit, and the journal was adopted by the industry as the society’s definitive voice.

From 1994 through 2002, TPC introduced a variety of new editorial products and services ─ all focused on the niche technology of protective and marine coatings. These include the monthly journal, Protective Coatings Europe (PCE), provided free to members of 26 European technical societies and trade groups until its sale in 2009; PaintSquare, a web-based industry hub featuring news stories, technical articles, blogs, videos, webinars, e-books and journal archives; and Paint BidTracker, which started with an e-newsletter, offering project leads to paint contractors and vendors, and grew to become a robust website with a suite of subscription-based lead and market data services.

Within the past ten years, TPC has built Durability + Design, a print and web-based line of editorial products for the architectural coatings community; the popular e-newsletters, D+D News and PaintSquare Daily News; and an important public presence via trade conferences and proprietary events. As the company continues to grow, we remain dedicated to delivering quality content to readers and powerful results to advertisers and project partners.

 

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Technology Publishing believes that it is our responsibility to give back to the communities in which we exist.

Every year, TPC sponsors a team for the MS 150 bike ride to State College. We have a few employees who live with the effects of multiple sclerosis everyday and we are honored to ride and fundraise toward a cure. Make a donation to the team or learn more about our efforts at the Team TPC Bike MS page.

In previous years, we have taken the theme of paint into our service efforts by participating in Paint the Town [whatever it is called, plus details].

CAREERS AT TPC

Technology Publishing offers a dynamic work environment focused on developing high-quality content and advancing the company's technology-based services and delivery systems. We employ a rich mix of editors, designers, sales managers, marketers and technology professionals. At present, there are no job openings at TPC, but résumés and other expressions of interest in employment are always welcomed.

Job seekers and freelancers: For future consideration, send a cover letter and link to your online résumé and/or portfolio via info@technologypub.com.

Students: To be considered for future internship opportunities, please email info@technologypub.com with a message describing your relevant skills, education and interests, as well as a link to your online résumé and/or portfolio, if available.