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President & Co-FounderTrion Coatings, LLC

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Trion Coatings, LLC (Trion) has developed an environmentally friendly alternative to Cr(VI) called SAFE Chrome™. Using ionic liquid chemistry, Trion’s technology substitutes Cr(VI) with Cr(III). Trion’s technology is patent pending. Trion’s mission is to provide the market with superior functional and decorative coatings that are environmentally sustainable.

Trion is majority-owned by Middleburg Capital Development ( and minority-owned by Nucor Corporation (, the largest steel producer in the USA. KCH Engineered Systems
is the exclusive engineering, procurement, and construction provider for SAFE Chrome.

Doug drives the company's vision, strategy and growth. He earned a BBA from The University of Notre Dame in 1997 and a MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in 2004. His career has involved international business development and operating experience in the consulting, pharmaceutical, and healthcare education sectors. He has developed, marketed and commercialized new products and services in each sector. His interest in ionic liquids began when he learned of their potential application as superior alternatives to antiquated and hazardous industrial technologies. He enjoys turning that potential into reality.

Our capital investments are conditioned upon finding opportunities where there are shared values

of transparency, interdependent participation, and an intense commitment to value creation.

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