Tony Ippoliti

Tony Ippolitti: Business Development Manager – Water & WasteWater

Business Development Manager – Water & WasteWater

Protective & Marine Coatings Experience:

  • 32 years in the industry and with Sherwin-Williams

Educational Background:

  • BS, Textile Marketing and Management, Philadelphia University
  • Metallurgy I, Cleveland State University
  • Surface Coatings I, II, III, Kent State University
  • NACE Certified Coating Inspector
  • SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Professional Memberships:

  • NACE International, Rocky Mountain and Cleveland sections, Past Chair
  • Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), Certified C-1 and C-2 Instructor, and education committee member
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA), D102 Water Tank committee, corresponding member
  • Steel Tank Institute (STI), Steel Water Tank Seminars, instructor **
  • Polyurea Development Association (PDA), education committee
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Affiliate Member

Published Papers and Presentations:

    For Society for Protective Coatings/PACE:

  • “100% Pure Polyurea Solves Serious Problem at Wastewater Treatment Plant,” 2006
  • Reviewer: Generic Coatings (Alkyd chapter) and Fundamentals of Cleaning and Coating Concrete, 2005
  • “Waterborne Coatings for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants,” 2005
  • “Painting Water Tank Exteriors In-Service” (an update), 2007
  • Performance or Preference? A look at Selected Systems for Water Tank Interiors, co-author, 2007
  • For Steel Tank Institute (Coatings Roundtables):

  • “Emerging Coating Trends,” 2007
  • “Waterborne Coatings for Steel Substrates,” 2006


  • “Coatings Found in Revised AWWA D102 Standard,” 2008
  • “100% Pure Polyurea Solves Leaking Tank Problem” and “Fundamentals of Polyurethane Coatings,” 2007
  • “Fundamentals of Polyurea Coatings,” 2006
  • “Using Waterborne Coatings in Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants,” 2004
  • Red Ribbon Award Poster Presentation, “Painting Water Storage Tanks In-Service” (an update), 2002
  • “Specifying Waterborne Coatings,” Engineering & Construction Conference, March 1999
  • “Choosing the right coating for Secondary Containment,” OPFLOW, January 1997


  • “Surface Preparation & Coatings for Secondary Containment Areas,” Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, Dec. 2007
  • “Innovative Coatings for Wastewater Treatment Plants,” Operator Training Committee of Ohio (OTCO), Aug. 2006
  • “Surface Preparation of Carbon Steel Surfaces on Industrial & Marine Projects,” Illinois Capitol Development Board, 2005
  • “Recent Developments in Corrosion-Resistant Coatings,” Construction Users Roundtable, May 2004
  • “No Secret No More – WaterBorne Coatings for Industrial Facilities,” Construction Specifications Institute, March 2002

Papers and Articles:

  • “Polyurea to the Rescue,” Concrete Surfaces, Summer 2007
  • “Performance or Preference?” (with co-authors Dan Zienty & Lee Dornbusch), Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, May 2007
  • “Protecting Coatings from UV Light,” The Blast Chamber, PDCA Industrial Council, Summer 2005
  • “No Pain, No Drain – Moisture Cured Urethanes,” Public Works, Aug. 2005
  • “High-Performance Coatings at Iowa City Facility,” Water & Wastes Digest, May 2003
  • “Retro,” “Looking through the Recoat Window, Part I,” “Looking through the Recoat Window, Part II,” The Blast Chamber, PDCA Industrial Council, Spring & Summer 2003
  • “Polyurea Coatings in Water/Wastewater Facilities,” WaterWorld, Nov. 2002
  • “Paint Systems Prepare WPA Structure for 21st Century,” WaterWorld, Sept. 2001
  • “Waterborne Coatings for Water/Wastewater Plants,” Water Engineering & Management, Jan.-Feb. 2001
  • “Waterborne Coatings are Peak Performers,” American Painting Contractor, Nov/Dec 1998
  • “Waterborne Coatings for Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants,” PWC Magazine, Nov/Dec 2000
  • “Epoxy Coatings: two-part problems or high-performance solutions?” American Painting Contractor, June 1995