Tuesday – Friday | August 25-28, 2020

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA | USA

How to Reduce Problems and Maximize Profits Using Two-Component Polyurethane and Waterborne Finishes

Date: Thursday, August 23rd from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Session Code: BMG11

Location: B311

Presented and Sponsored by: Gemini Industries


•  David Jackson, Business Analyst: Gemini Industries
•  Diane Shattuck, Distribution Sales Representative: Gemini Industries

This presentation will explain; what the most common problems finishers have using two-component polyurethane and waterborne finishes, why those problems happen, and how to prevent them in the future. Learn about these rapidly growing finishes with a panel of application and formulation experts. Expect to learn practical information to improve your finishing success. If you are not already using these finishes, shorten your learning curve by preventing many problems finishers have.

About the Speakers:


David Jacksonhas over 30 years of experience with wood finishes. He has worked for two coatings manufacturers and held positions in technical, operations, and sales. Jackson is currently an employee/owner of Gemini Industries. He writes blogs for FinishingIQ.com and has been a columnist and contributing editor for eight years for Wood Digest’s Finishing magazine and its predecessors Finishing and Restoration and Professional Refinishing. He also presented at IWF 2012, 14, & 16 and AWFS 2017.



Having grown up in a family owned and operated woodworking businessDiane Shattuckhas been in the industry for over 35 years. During her years of experience she has witnessed the many changes that have brought us to today’s advanced finishing system and technology. Currently residing in sunny Florida Diane is employed with Gemini Coatings where she manages a territory in Industrial Distribution Sales throughout the Southeast and also conducts all training to new distributors joining the Gemini coating family as well as providing the company’s technical support service.


In addition Diane writes a monthly blog for FinishingIQ.com. Her desire and passion to learn and teach have kept her abreast of the cutting edge technology in the coating industry. She has also been a guest speaker for several trade events including IWF, AWFS, Woodworkers and Wood Turners Guilds. She has taught at the Cleveland Woodworking Academy as well as at several coating distributors around the country. She has restored many historical landmarks and homes in Detroit, Michigan.