Advisory board

Meet The Fozdar Board Of Advisors

A diverse range of talents and expertise make up the driving force behind our board.


Dr. Vijay Mannari, PhD, CSci, FTSC

Some of the key areas of his expertise in the paints & coatings, Inks, adhesives space are: Sustainable resins and polymeric materials and their customization for water-based, solvent-based, UV-cure technologies. Formulation design for multi-functionality, cost reduction, meeting stringent specifications and cost. Development of materials for Additive Manufacturing (3D-printing). Formulation and technical support to the companies transitioning to advanced technologies such as UV-curing, water-based coatings, sol-gel coatings, and hybrid systems. Identifying key strengths and application development of coating raw materials and finished products, to help expand markets of these products. Consulting on product portfolio and supply-chain: Strength, weakness opportunity, threat (SWOT) analysis, and identification of growth areas and strategies. Training technical staff in fundamental and advanced knowledge and in emerging trends and technologies to build innovative environment and improve productivity.

Ronald Lewarchik

Ronald J. Lewarchik has 40 years of paint and coatings industry expertise and is a contributing author to Underwriter Laboratory’s Prospector Knowledge Center. As a contributing writer, Ron pens articles on topics relevant to formulators in the coatings industry. He also serves as a consultant for the Prospector materials search engine, advising on issues related to optimization and organization of materials within the database. 

Ron is currently the President and CEO of Chemical Dynamics, LLC, a full-service paint and coatings firm specializing in consulting and product development based in Plymouth, Michigan. Since 2004, he has provided consulting, product development, contract research, feasibility studies, failure mode analysis and more for a wide range of clients tin the Automotive, Coil, Industrial, Architectural, and Military as well as their suppliers, customers and coaters. 


Dr. Jamil Baghdachi

Dr.  Jamil Baghdachi has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of adhesives, sealants coatings, polymers and composites. Consulted by national and international firms and organizations on polymeric materials; adhesion, corrosion control, applications, processes, and product durability.


Josh Donnelly

Josh is the founder and managing partner of Donco Marketing – a full service marketing and design agency that works with businesses of all sizes. Josh's experience spans more than 10 years with industries such as automotive, health & wellness, technology, and consumer products.