Advanced Polymer Coatings News


AVON, OHIO, USA, December 8, 2017 – Advanced Polymer Coatings, Inc. (APC), manufacturer of patented polymer high performance industrial coatings used worldwide in a range of markets, has promoted David J. Keehan to President.

The announcement, made by Donald J. Keehan, APC Chairman, is designed to ensure management continuity for future years in the closely held family business.

Previously David Keehan was APC Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 1993 to 2017, engaged in introducing, promoting and selling the company’s leading coating brands, ChemLine® for a wide range of industrial coating and tank transport equipment applications, and MarineLine® for coating cargo tanks of chemical and product tankers carrying hazardous and other chemicals.

According to Donald Keehan, “I am pleased to elevate my son David to this new post. He has spent considerable time in presenting our coatings to new markets, and consolidating our worldwide relationships in key territories. He understands the intricacies of the business and what we need to achieve in future years to continue APC’s legacy as a quality, premier coatings solutions provider.”

In his new role, David Keehan will provide strategic leadership for the company, working with the management board, employees, strategic partners and key managers to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He will focus efforts to make APC the leader of innovation, product development and disruption in the high performance coatings industry.


David J. Keehan is named President of Advanced Polymer Coatings, Inc., based in Avon, Ohio, USA.

The senior management team at APC will now include Donald J. Keehan as Chairman, David J. Keehan as President, Denise Keehan as Executive Vice President, and Darrin J. Keehan as Vice President of Manufacturing and Technical Services.

In other professional roles, David Keehan has also been actively engaged since 2013 as Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, and has previously worked as a Supervisor at DuPont Tribon.

David Keehan has a Bachelor of Business Management degree from LeTourneau University, in Longview, Texas. He has achieved Level 3 Certified Coating Inspector status from NACE International, the professional organization for the corrosion control industry headquartered in Houston, Texas.


He also is part of the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum. This unique program, funded by The Veale Foundation, chooses leaders to teach high school students how to recognize their full potential by experiencing all facets of entrepreneurship. In addition, David Keehan has also received BizInnovator Certified Teacher status from the University of Iowa for teaching the ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ to high school students.

In support of his strong Christian faith-based beliefs, David Keehan is active in the community and as a volunteer. He serves as a teacher at St. Edward High School, as a coach and organizer in CYO Basketball, on various Youth Entrepreneurship boards, and in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, for pediatric treatment and research on children’s catastrophic diseases.

He resides in Avon Lake, Ohio, and has four children, and enjoys golf, traveling, coaching football, and mentoring children.