Jim Essig

Jim Essig

Technical Director


Jim Essig serves as technical director for Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF). He is responsible for managing all aspects of the Research & Development Department, from formulating new products to implementing best practices and quality control.


Jim has more than 25 years of experience in all phases of product development, from experimental design and synthesis through full production and installation. Prior to joining APF, he spearheaded a coatings consultancy, Performance Coating Solutions, advising companies nationwide on R&D, quality control, purchasing, safety and compliance. He has also held technical director positions with Flame Control Coatings, Textured Coatings of America and Crossfield Products Corp.


Jim earned an Associates of Applied Science in chemical technology from Middlesex College in Edison, NJ.


Professional Affiliations

Member of National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA/ACA) 
Member of Federation Society of Coatings Technology (FSCT) 
Voting member of the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) committee E05
Member of The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC)