From being born in Syracuse, NY, studying in Dayton, OH, working in Tokyo Japan, to settling in the Oakland, CA area, Phil’s entire career has been in Chemistry.
Phil graduated with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Dayton in 1991.
Phil spent 13 years on the bench making thermochromic and photochromic pigments among other products and formulating inks and coatings for customers.
In 2000, Phil moved to distribution sales where he covered Northern California and Northern Nevada serving mainly paints, coatings, inks, rubber, construction, composite, agricultural, and filtration companies.
In 2022, Phil joined UMC where he covers the western states including CA, OR, WA, ID, NV, AZ, NM, and TX for the Additives, Colorants, and Cosmetics business units.
During Phil’s professional career, he has been in the leadership of the Golden Gate Society (GGSCT) since 1996 and served for four years on the BOD of the Western Coatings Symposium. Phil also served as a 25-year member of the American Chemical Association (ACS). Personally, Phil has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America for 20 years and raised three Eagle Scouts. Phil has raised a software engineer, an aerospace engineer, and has another software engineer in the making.