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The People | The Science

About Surface Protective Solutions

Industry Leader in Surface Protection

Redefining Expectations

About Surface Protective Solutions – SPS continues to develop what is considered to be one of the most advanced protective coatings in the industry. SPS coatings are engineered to increase durability and performance by utilizing advanced nanotechnology including graphene, the most studied material since winning the Nobel Prize in 2010. The SPS product development team works alongside our in-house chemist to further advance our technology and improve our products.

All products are proudly designed, tested and manufactured  in the USA and Canada.

Graphene is said to be the “miracle material” due to an abundance of beneficial properties. Even in its simplest form, a one-atom-thick substance is the lightest, strongest, and thinnest material known to man. Being a carbon-based material coupled with the presence of oxygen functionalities, graphene oxide can be dispersed in organic solvents, water, and polymer matrixes. This compatibility as a filler with polymer coatings is crucial as it allows SPS coatings to benefit from their properties.

We are SPS

Industry leaders in coating technology

Learn more about the individuals that are revolutionizing the nano-coating industry. 

James Colton

Dr. Graphene - Mad Scientist

Chris Prisnie

Graphene Sales Jedi

Jyles Kammerer - SPS Sales and Training

Jyles Kammerer

Sensei of Sales + Training

Joey Reinhart

Rev-Ops/Internet Daddy

Sophie Sturgess

Graphene Operations + Service Pro

Sarah Faba

Marketing Guru

Randy Kammerer

Owner + Head Honcho

Kerry Rioux

Owner + Finance Guy

JAMES COLTON

DR. GRAPHENE - MAD SCIENTIST

A Coatings Innovator with over 40 years experience and over 20 patents in the Specialty Coatings Industry. During my professional career, James has been employed with Pittsburgh-based companies, Koppers for 11 years and PPG Industries for 26 years. After he retired from PPG in 2015, he ventured out to California and worked one year with SDC Technologies in Irvine, CA, and then 14 months with MetaShield, a start-up company based in St. George, Utah. He then came back home to Pittsburgh and started his own company, NVISIONCOATINGS LLC, in 2019 as CEO and Founder.


James is passionate about applying my creativity and expertise in coating synthesis, formulation, and application, emphasizing innovative approaches in R&D to assist his clients in quickly introducing new products and processes into their markets.


For enjoyment, James and his wife Joyce love to visit wineries, listening/dancing to live bands, hiking, trails-biking, chasing waterfalls, entertaining their children and grandchildren, and enjoying their backyard for at least 3 of the 4 seasons in Pittsburgh!

Chris Prisnie

GRAPHENE SALES JEDI

Chris discovered his passion for cars at a young age when he got his first Power Wheels Jeep at four years old.  Keeping that red paint looking good was just as important as driving his brothers’ around the neighbourhood.  Unfortunately, the Power Wheels phase didn’t last forever, and his automotive career began at Toyota right after high school.
 
Chris spent many years with Toyota and Volkswagen in sales and detailing, with a bonus year detailing cars at Holden on the Gold Coast of Australia. There is nothing better than delivering a sparkling new car!
 
When Chris isn’t detailing cars, he spends time with his family, teaching his son how to golf, play hockey, ride dirt bikes, and keep his Jeep clean. One day, he dreams of being a caddy for his son at Augusta (if his son wants to be there one day).  Chris looks forward to meeting you soon and elevating the profitability of your Detail Department!

JYLES KAMMERER

GRAPHENE SALES + TRAINING SENSEI

You could say Jyles has built his life around his passion for cars. Starting off by working in the auto body and detailing side of things really brought out his natural attention to detail. Jyles is excited to be a part of Your Warranty Team working in the Vehicle Protection Division, providing dealers with the best product in the industry.

Jyles feels that customers deserve to keep their vehicles looking like new, when purchasing one of their largest investments. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, working on his project cars, photography, camping and snowboarding during the winter months.

JOEY REINHART

GRAPHENE MARKETING MASTER

Joey comes from a digital marketing background, but he has always been a gear head at heart. He has been wrenching on cars since he was knee-high to a hubcap and has always kept up with the latest trends in the automotive industry. Joey is driven by creating strong results with marketing campaigns and will not let his foot off the gas until he gets to where he wants to be!

Some of Joey’s hobbies include working on his ’66 El Camino, riding mountain bikes, split boarding, and creating engaging content. If he’s not at his desk crafting his next marketing campaign masterpiece, he’s probably in the garage, on the trails or planning his next big descent.

SOPHIE STURGESS

GRAPHENE SERVICE AGENT

Sophie is an outgoing and energetic hard worker who comes from a background in customer service. Throughout her time in the restaurant industry, as well as working in retail, she has realized how much she enjoys helping others and working in a fast pace environment. Additionally, she has led many marketing projects throughout her years at SFU and looks forward to utilizing her creativity and leadership skills on projects in the future.

When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and discovering the best spots to visit for happy hour around Vancouver. She is also very passionate about health and fitness and can often be found at the gym, trying new group fitness classes or exploring outdoors.

SARAH FABA

MARKETING GURU

Sarah is a vibrant, hardworking team member who is rarely seen without a smile. Drawing from a diverse background in sales and marketing, she fosters meaningful connections and is renowned for being a joy to collaborate with. Sarah is driven by her passion for creativity and cultivating a lasting legacy. She will always go the extra mile to help another person. 

Outside the office, Sarah is a true adventurer, fueled by a love for travel and a thirst for new experiences. Whether exploring across seas or diving into the latest fitness craze, she approaches each endeavour with enthusiasm and curiosityIn quieter moments, you’ll find her engrossed in a good book or cherishing quality time with family and friends.

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