Over the course of Ron Lewarchik’s career, he has been awarded 3 R&D 100 Awards.
While Director of Industrial Research at Desoto Inc., Ron and his development teams were awarded 2 R&D 100 awards in global competition for distinguished achievement in the development of innovative products. He was responsible for the development groups in appliance, electrocoat, paper, automotive, aerospace, packaging, and coil coating. While at Desoto, he was also awarded several patents for novel developments in UV Cure, water borne, high solids, and low cure chemistries for metal and plastic substrates.
As Vice President of Industrial Research & Technology at Morton International, Ron was the recipient of another R&D 100 award for a new coil coating technology and multiple patents in water borne, high solids and high performance polyester, silicone polyester and acrylic resins and coatings made from these resins.