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About Us

 
 

Van Technologies is a manufacturer of performance “Green” coatings with technical leadership in Waterborne and UV curable compositions currently sold under the “GreenLight Coatings™” brand name.

The company was initially established in 1991 as a R&D company, then added manufacturing capacity to support proprietary industrial coatings.  Today, the high demand for its products has resulted in their availability online.  Now everyone can experience the benefits that the GreenLight Coatings™ products have long delivered to prominent finishers worldwide.

Company

Our vision is to become a financially successful, environmentally responsible organization that contributes to the wellness and happiness of its employees, customers, suppliers, business partners and community neighbors.

Our mission is to be the preferred supplier of innovative performance coating solutions using environmentally conscious practices in profitable partnership with our customers.

History

1991 –  Established in Duluth, Minnesota by Lawrence Van Iseghem as a consulting and R&D service organization for the coatings industry

1993 – Manufactured specialty, proprietary industrial coatings to support respective accounts

1994 thru 1995 – Contracted by the Univ. MN-Duluth (NRRI) to develop non-exclusive wood coatings for regional wood manufacturers

1999 – 2000 – Redesigned Van Technologies and its Corporate Mission/Vision and developed a Strategic Business Plan to focus on the Manufacture and Sales of Performance Industrial Coatings

2000  – Working 1 on 1 with industrial coaters and finishers to enable the transition to the compliant technologies of Waterborne and UV Curable Coatings

2008 – Present – Introduced the product brand name, “GreenLight Coatings™” to best present the environmental consciousness of the company in synergy with its technical expertise.

 
 
 

Our Staff

 

Lawrence (Larry) Van Iseghem
Founder, President/CEO

Phone: 218.525.9424
larryv@vtcoatings.com

Larry is the founder, President/CEO of Van Technologies which commercializes superior “green” technologies under the brand name, GreenLight Coatings™ . He is the former Director of Research and Development for The Chromaline Corporation (presently Ikonics) where he was responsible for new product development, quality assurance/quality control, and technical support functions. Larry is the author and co-author of seven patents and has published technical articles in the fields of waterborne and radiation cured systems. He is a former adjunct professor of chemistry at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and holds an advanced degree in polymer science & engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 
 

Teresa Donahue
Laboratory & Technical Manager

Phone: 218.525.9424
teresad@vtcoatings.com

Teresa leads the lab effort and is responsible for new product development and existing product improvement.  She also coordinates the quality, safety, and health initiatives for Van Technologies. She holds a chemistry degree from the University of Minnesota – Duluth.

 
 

L. Clinton (Clint) Van Iseghem
International Field Technical Representative

Phone: 763.442.7891
clintv@vtcoatings.com

Clint is the son of Larry Van Iseghem and serves as a field technical representative for all GreenLight Coatings™ products.  Suffice it to say, if there is a method of application of coatings, Clint has expertise to share.  Clint is always prepared to travel nationwide and to international locations to provide onsite service and support.

 
 

Randy Herring
Independent Field Technical Representative, President & Founder of EcoSmart Coatings

Phone: 574.370.5708
randyherring@ecosmartcoatings.com

Randy serves as a field technical representative for all GreenLight Coatings™ products.  Randy also provides service and support through his EcoSmart Coatings company to a wide variety of industrial manufacturers and coating facilities. He is particularly knowledgeable in automation and currently supports many facilities in the mid-western states but can travel nationwide to help those in need.

 
 
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