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2017-2018 SATA Board of Directors

Front Row: Pierce Pillon, ITW Techspray; Matt Morris, ITW CCE; Irene Bolling, Zep Inc. Back Row: Ryan Dailey, CyCan Industries; Bob Reynolds, Zep Inc.; Ed Freesmeier, Aerofil Technology; Larry Beaver, RSC Chemical Solutions; Dan Padgett, Plaze-Georgia; Doug Raymond, Raymond Regulatory Resources; Jeff Colker, Plaze-Georgia; Dick Christensen, Diversified CPC; Missing: Elena Badiuzzi, ITW Pro Brands; Jack Finnell, DS Containers; Abby Haywood, Arylessence Inc.; Ruben Morales, Technical Chemical Company; Brad Nash, Aeropres Corporation


2017-2018 SATA Officers

Ryan Dailey, Vice-President; Larry Beaver, Secretary; Doug Raymond, Vice-President; Pierce Pillon, President; Missing: Elena Badiuzzi, Vice-President; Abby Haywood, Treasurer


Past Presidents
Past Presidents
Founder's Award Recepients
Founder's Award Recepients
Innovation Award Recepients
Innovation Award Recepients

About Our Association

In 1981, four Aerosol Industry icons determined there was mutual benefit and strength derived from joining together to work on common industry issues. Over the ensuing 30+ years, the Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA) has remained one of the oldest and largest regional Aerosol Associations. The SATA organization is made up of custom fillers, marketers and vendors.

SATA is primarily a forum for the presentation of technical advancements in the manufacture, formulation and marketing of aerosol products.

The membership meets twice yearly with the stated Mission of providing forums for the sharing of technical, regulatory and marketing information for the enhancement, promotion and growth of the aerosol industry.

SATA Vision

  • The Southern Aerosol Technical Association will grow its membership while maintaining industry diversity including marketer/fillers, marketers, consultants, aerosol related associations, aerosol publications, contract fillers and vendors to the aerosol industry.
  • The SATA Board of Directors will be a working team promoting membership involvement and stewardship including the promotion of aerosol can recycling.
  •  SATA will deliver high quality and diverse programs and communications which expose members to the latest technological, regulatory and legislative developments that affect the aerosol industry.
  • SATA will be a proactive organization that influences actions and activities affecting the aerosol industry by maintaining a public relations agenda that communicates the facts about the aerosol packaging form.
  • SATA will network with other aerosol organizations to continually build true working alliances with unified goals and expectations for the aerosol industry.

Who We Are

  • The Southern Aerosol Technical Association is primarily a forum for the presentation and sharing of information between manufacturers, formulators and marketers of aerosol products.
  • Topics addressed at the SATA meetings are not limited to those that may be strictly ‘technical’ in nature. In other words, you don’t need to be an aerosol chemist to derive value from attending a SATA meeting. It is worth noting that presentations given at meetings are not intended to be commercial advertisements but rather technical presentations on subjects that are relevant to the advancement of the aerosol industry in general.
  • Some of the topics presented at a SATA meeting will address the marketing of aerosol products with respect to the safety and use of the aerosol package, advancements in aerosol recycling and public relations efforts on behalf of the aerosol industry as a whole.
  • Key presentations and updates in the arena of regulatory developments are one of the main features presented at each meeting. At the end of each meeting a special open forum is offered. It's known as the ‘regulatory roundtable discussion’. The regulatory roundtable session presents attendees with the opportunity to discuss any variety of specialized regulatory issues that may not have been addressed during the general meeting.
  • The SATA organization is one of several similar aerosol organizations in the industry. Its primary emphasis is on the dissemination of information related to cutting edge technologies reflective of advancements in state-of-the-art manufacturing, safety, formulating and marketing practices.

SATA Mission

To provide forums for the development and sharing of technical, regulatory and marketing information to enhance and promote the growth of the aerosol industry.

SATA is the Southern Aerosol Technical Association that provides a forum for the presentation of new technology and innovative ideas that benefit manufacturers, suppliers and the consumer. Technical presentations at the Spring and Fall SATA meetings highlight recent advancements made in the formulation and production of aerosols. Please consider attending one or both of the SATA meetings. People involved in the production, formulation, marketing or recycling of aerosol products will benefit from their participation in and support of the SATA organization.