Covalent Coating Technologies

About - Management

Orville Bailey, President

Mr. Bailey as Founder and President will use his year of experience to lead CCT. Mr. Bailey has been working in the aerospace field for over 20 years. Prior to his current role, he was Director of Manufacturing Quality for Pratt & Whiney overseeing OEM quality operations. Mr. Bailey has managed coating operations within Pratt & Whitney which provide excellent experience. Mr. Orville Bailey is a materials scientist (MS) and certified Shainin Red-X Master.

Mr. Bailey as the Business Center Manager – Airfoil Coatings led Aluminide and Advanced Coatings Units in the manufacture and process design of turbine blade and vane ceramic and metallic coatings systems. Coatings applied were Diffusion, Plating, LPPS, APPS, Cathodic Arc, and EBPVD. Managed multiple aspects of Turbine Airfoil Coatings; Manufacture, Engineering, Production Planning, and Vendor Management. Business Center staff comprised 225 personnel. He conducted coating operations with designated support from Quality, Finance and Continuous Improvement.

He has scaled up new coating operations for numerous components. Bailey has delivered 15% of productivity in 2004 versus 2003. He reduced consumable costs by $0.6M. Also, improved First Pass Yield to 96%. He reduced Non-Conformances by 80% through process re-engineering. He has introduced Pull Systems, facilitating a 45% improvement in leadtimes and 40% reduction of inventory. Achieved ACE Bronze within Aluminide Coating Business Unit.Won P&W Leadership Award for significant business achievements in Quality.Represented Pratt & Whitney on the Board of Directors at various airfoil coating suppliers to the Turbine Module Center. Prior to this he worked at General Electric and Galileo Electro-Optics(Corning, Inc.)

Gary Fischman, PhD – Vice President and CTO

Dr. Gary Fischman is a materials scientist with an expansive background in materials for manufacturing including coatings technologies and regulatory science.

Amongst his many positions he has been a tenured faculty member at the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred as well as joint faculty in dentistry, bioengineering and orthopedic surgery at UIC. He has been Director of the Bioceramics Institute (Alfred), the Industry University Center for Biosurfaces (NSF-SUNY), the Division of Biomaterials and Technologies (UIC), the National Materials Advisory Board (National Academies), the Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design (National Academies) and the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (National Academies).

He was the ceramics expert in the Office of Science and Technology (now OSEL) at the US Food and Drug Administration and Program Director for the Materials and Surface Engineering program for NSF. He has consulted on materials for manufacturing including coating manufacture, coating failure, materials failure, medical device failure. He has been an expert witness for failure of ceramics for medical devices.

Petre Bajenaru, Vice President and GM

Mr. Bajenaru has over 15 years of quality and operational leadership experience across multiple industries including aerospace, plastics, and financial services. Most recently he was Executive Vice President of Operations at Crowe Paradis, where his leadership and focus on process optimization achieved a 70% increase in EBITA with a 30% revenue growth.

Petre is passionate about leveraging value creation opportunities to improve profitability and fuel strategic growth. Mr. Bajenaru is a mechanical engineer who is also a certified 6 Sigma Black Belt in quality.

Robert Latiff, PhD, MajGen ret’d – Advisor

Dr. Robert Latiff is a materials scientist with an expansive background in logistics and supply. He retired from the Air Force in 2006 as a Major General where he was active in command operations including SDI, Cheyenne Mountain, JSTARS and the National Reconnaissance Office. Using both his materials and Air Force experience, Dr. Latiff understands the needs for development of many environment specific applications.

We can determine how to best help you in your search for a tenacious coating to serve your needs.

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