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Monday, August 3, 2015

Be Intech: Be Inspired

Over the last 20 years, Intech Services has rapidly expanded, evolving from just a coating supplier to a sales, marketing, and operations company focused on the industrial manufacturing segment. Intech started with an open and creative business environment, and we still stay true to those principles as we grow. We want to convey our values to our customers through Be Intech, a campaign that will allow our original values to shine through and continue to shape our corporate culture and customer interactions. 

Be Inspired.
Here at Intech Services, we are inspired every day by our excellent staff and corporate culture. We recently transitioned to a flat, team-based structure that gives our employees the freedom and autonomy to come up with new solutions and innovations that would not be possible with a traditional work environment. We also hope to inspire our customers to pay the great service forward through our consistent quality and exceptional support from our motivated employees. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Hire Spotlight: Ashley Louth

Ashley Louth
Account Manager

I’m an Account manager providing service to existing accounts and re-connecting with previous customers. Since becoming a part of the team in June, my primary focus has been to engage and segment current Mighty Hook customers.  I will also be investigating possible opportunities for expansion into new markets that would greatly benefit both Intech Services and our partners.

I am a recent graduate from the University of Delaware, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management. My previous job was a sales and management internship at Sherwin Williams. In my last position, I was able to develop strong customer relationship skills, which will help me transition into my new position. Part of my job was to perform a competitive analysis of other pertinent players in the industry. This portion of my previous position will support my responsibility of exploring potential new growth opportunities for Intech and our other clients. My determination, creativity, and strong drive to learn make me a good fit for Intech and for our customers.

Outside of work, I enjoy trying recipes from Pinterest, doing yoga occasionally, going to the beach as much as possible, finding new restaurants, and convincing my parents to adopt a puppy.  

I can be reached at:

302-366-8530 x134


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Hire Spotlight: Francesca Vavala

Francesca Vavala
Market Development

I am thrilled to join Intech Services this year in the role of Market Development. Since becoming a part of the team in January, my primary focus has been working with President Mike Patterson to produce and implement new policies that define and reflect Intech’s unique culture, attract exceptional new talent, and grow the company. The creation of the team structure, open PTO plan, company’s core values, and the ongoing project of writing a new handbook have been fulfilling and exciting. 

Recently, I have also assumed the responsibility of exploring potential growth in new markets for our partners. This opportunity is a great way for me to use my skills as a researcher, content writer, and presenter to benefit Intech and our clients. Customers will profit from my critical thinking and assessing potential opportunities to advance their business as well as reap numerous other benefits of my work with Mike to grow Intech’s services and strengthen its internal structure. Prior to working at Intech, I left my position as an English Lit teacher in a local private high school to pursue (and achieved) a successful career as a full time Realtor. My experience as an entrepreneur in sales and business development along with my passion for reading, writing, and researching provided the perfect skillset to step into my role at Intech.

When not at Intech, I enjoy running in perfect weather, getting to the beach whenever possible, petting all the animals, reading good books, and participating in local theater productions.

To reach me directly, you can e-mail me at  

Monday, July 27, 2015

UV Safety Month

July is UV Safety Month!

This makes sense. July is one of the hottest months in the US, and it’s also right in the middle of prime vacation time. As we know, UV rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer, which is the nation’s most common type of cancer. And that’s not to mention the painful sunburns, dry skin and wrinkles that UV rays can cause.

The Wellness Team at Intech wants to support the efforts of the United States HHS department to raise awareness about skin cancer and the dangers of UV rays. They include encouraging families to adopt good sun safety habits together, including wearing sunscreen. Throughout the month, sunscreen products will be available to our staff.  The smaller size products are a great way to stay protected while on the go. Spread the word and encourage others to protect themselves from the sun's damaging UV rays.

Find out your UV:IQ! Just click the link to find out more and take the interactive quiz to find out how much you know about protecting yourself from the sunʼs UV rays.

Friday, July 24, 2015

New Hire Spotlight: Andrew Barnes

Andrew Barnes
Account Manager

I am an Account Manager for TCI Powder Coatings, providing service and support to active inside accounts and re-engaging previous customers. My primary focus is to help TCI achieve inside account sales goals and expand their presence in the custom coater market through outstanding customer service, customer education, and problem solving. 

My work ethic, adaptability, and ability to work across teams has made me a good fit for Intech and our customers. As the TCI segment continues to grow, our role requires us to collaborate more with marketing and customer service to ensure our customers have the best service possible and are educated on all of TCI’s product offerings. 

Prior to Intech, I worked in the non-profit sector, most recently at Big Brothers Big Sisters in Philadelphia, PA. Though Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth-serving organization, one of my primary responsibilities was to ensure that the expectations of our corporate donors and partners were exceeded. The experience I gained in partnership management has transferred easily to my current role as an Account Manager since it was very customer and solution focused.

Outside of work, I enjoy sports, staying active, cooking, trying to travel when I can, and anything/everything related to the Dallas Cowboys. 

I can be reached at: 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Hire Spotlight: Daniel Rose

Daniel Rose
Account Manager

I am an Account Manager providing service to existing accounts, obtaining production orders, and establishing new accounts. My focus is to help achieve operational objectives and goals while resolving problems and identifying trends and industry patterns.

My diligence, hard work, and motivation provide effective customer care and viable solutions. As our PQ team grows we are able to become more productive and scalable to suit the needs of new and returning customers. Good communication along with a balance of trust, respect, and accountability are strengths that I embody and strive to bring to my new position.

My previous career was in a large-scale industrial processing setting. With this new career I am able to carry industry knowledge along with factory experience and manufacturing know-how to Intech/PQ. This aids in my ability to grasp what customers are looking to achieve through industry vocabulary, manufacturing standards, and operating procedures. I also spent several months in the sales branch as a management trainee where I was on a crash course for scheduling and sales. Becoming an account manager was my ultimate goal and when I was offered the chance to do it at Intech, I jumped. 

In my free time I enjoy playing tennis and watching live music.  In the summer time you can catch me back home in Ocean City, MD riding a bike or trying to find the nearest beach to set up shop, and who doesn’t like blue crabs and Old Bay? 

I can be reached at:
302 366 8530  x133

302 602 8707

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Coating Markets for Teflon® Fluoropolymers:Metal Coating and Finishing

The metal coating industry consists of about 6,000 companies with estimated annual revenue of $19 billion. Major sub-segments include engraving and coating (50%); electroplating, galvanizing, and anodizing (30%); and heat treatment (20%). Major customers for these fabricators are the auto, aerospace, building construction, petrochemical processing, and utility markets. While most companies are small and compete within a focused niche close to their geographic location, there are some major players such as Tower Automotive, Precoat Metals, and North American Galvanizing and Coating. 

Fixturing in these industries can be expensive, and the cleaning process is also expensive and/or hazardous to the environment. The need for industry participants to find more efficient ways to clean fixtures represents a market opportunity for coating companies. In addition, use of Teflon® offers an alternative to current processes such as burn-off (e-coat) and high pressure water washing (wet paint).

Key Benefits of DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings:
  • Release
  • Ease of cleaning

Typical Applications:
  • Grates
  • Car carriers
  • E-coat racks

For more information on the coating markets for DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings and resources available, visit our Solution Center