About the instructor
Chris Watson, President of Watson consulting & Assoc., and former president of Kroenert Corp. a world leader in web handling, coating, and drying technology, began working with web handling issues and helping companies resolve them in 1971. With over 20 years consulting on hundreds of projects dealing with a myriad of issues and materials, Chris continues to help Fortune 500 companies and small startup companies.
Chris has lectured for over 30 years at conferences in the US and Europe on web handling technology, coating methods, drying technology, paper physics, and specific issues related to customersâ€™ needs. Realizing that learning curves can be significantly shortened and costly mistakes avoided by consulting with experts who "have been there before", US and foreign companies involved in web coating and converting have attended in-house conference and national conferences to hear Chris.
Watson's involvement with web coating technologies goes back to the 1960's. After graduating with a degree in chemistry from The King's College, he was made Project Leader for coated products at Riegel Paper. During this time, he also did graduate work in Polymer Science. Watson has been a successful independent consultant in a wide variety of web related issues including the field of silicone, pressure sensitive, and various web-coating and converting processes for over 25 years.
He has advised such firms as Fasson, Coated Products, Mystic Tape, KDP in France, Sterling Coated Products in England, Renker in Germany, OpSec Banknote & High Security in Newcastle UK, Lohja in Finland, and major machine builders in the US.