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John Payne

Sr. Director Mechanical Enclosure Finishing Engineering Team - Coating
John Payne has extensive industrial and commercial experience in the coatings field across the electronics, computer, tablet, and cell/smart phone industry. He is currently a Senior Director with the Microsoft Company in their SURFACE ® Hardware Mechanical Enclosure Team. He has been intimately involved in coatings and material technology development and implantation in his 6+ years at the company. His responsibilities have ranged from supplier management, technology invention, manufacturing and new product introduction (NPI) for the SURFACE® family of products. Prior to Microsoft, John worked at Apple® on the Hardware Product Development Team for 6+ years where he was a Senior Coatings Engineer responsible for coatings technology development and implementation across all Apple product lines. John has also worked at the Sherwin Williams Company and the Ferro Company prior to Microsoft and Apple employment focused on coatings /paint technology development, formulation, material production, and product technical support where he gained his foothold knowledge in coatings and application. John has spent the last 13 years intimately engaged in the Asian coating market and has extensive knowledge and direct experiences with coatings material development and application and all aspects of material production in Asia with suppliers from around the globe. John has many patents (issued or pending) related to specific coatings technologies, special coatings application methods, and new coatings technologies in general. John earned a BA from Carson Newman University in Chemistry and Biology, a MAT in Education, also from Carson Newman University, an EMBA with a focus on International Business from Benedictine College, and a MS in Polymer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. He currently resides in Washington state with his wife Carolyn and two sons, Hunter and Sawyer.
Sr. Director
Mechanical Enclosure Finishing Engineering Team - Coatings

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