Robert Nelson

Senior Consultant

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Mr. Nelson has over 30 years experience in the paint, coatings, and sealants industry as a consultant and based upon his extensive job experience.  He has served in nearly every position with respect to paints and coatings application:  from painter, to crew foreman, to supervisor, project estimator and compliance/inspection.  Mr. Nelson’s 30+ years includes residential, industrial , commercial and structural projects. He founded his own coatings company.  Mr. Nelson’s  work in the paints and coatings industry lead to his expertise in corrosion.  His years of experience propelled him into consulting for clients regarding design specifications, specifications assessment, surface preparation, coating applications, coating process, failure analysis, cause and origin of failure and remedies.
The broad base of experience of Mr. Nelson’s has resulted in his unique ability to read specifications, evaluate coatings,  and determine appropriate surface preparation, coatings choices and application. Through this Mr. Nelson has achieved the exclusive designation of NACE Level III Coatings Inspector.  He is able to determine compliance with specifications, compliance with Standards, evaluate work performance against project requirements, environments, and specialized needs.


  • Northern Illinois University
  • US Marines, Honorary Discharge
  • NACE  (National Association of Corrosion Engineers)
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers International
  • Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC)
  • Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA)

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