Bill Wooffinden - President & Technical Inspector: (NACE Level I Certified, Cert No. 26045)
Bill was born in Brantford Ontario where he started his 35 year plus career in the coatings field. Bill has lived in Lower Mainland BC for the last 27 years; he worked for ICI Paints (now owned by AkzoNobel) replace with Pittsburg Paints for most 20 years of his coatings career.
ICI Paints (now known as Dulux Paints) should be( Dulux/ PPG) is the world leader in paint and coatings, they manufacture and sell the well known, Glidden, Color Your World, and Dulux architectural coatings brands they also manufacture and sell the Devoe Should be Ameron Industrial Coatings brand.
During his 20 year career with ICI Paints, Bill has been a store manager, Commercial Sales Rep, Market Manager, Regional Manager and Business Development Manager. Bill has a wealth of experience with proper preparation, application and maintenance of the coatings being used in the marketplace today.
While working for ICI Paints, Bill was very involved with the field testing and inspection of new products used on new construction and repaint applications. He has worked very closely with architects, engineers, designers and specifiers, giving him a good understanding of the expectations they are looking for in coatings (durability, ease of application, colour retention & maximum performance with minimal cost).
Bill has completed several courses in accounting, leadership, safety, and a course on the proper application of Industrial & Chemical Coatings. He has completed Industrial Coatings, Inspection/Failure Analysis course with KTA-Tator Protective Coatings (Paint) Consultants (a world renowned inspection company), this should replace what is there now a NACE Coatings Inspector level I, (an industry respected qualification).
Bill has also worked as a consultant to a major commercial painting contractor and a small coatings manufacturer and as an agent for Valspar.
Bill has been a coatings inspector since 2005, first as an employee, then a principal shareholder, president of the company until he sold his shares, since then he has been retained as a consultant and trainer
Bill is married to Coby, they have two grown sons (Clay and Mark). They also have four beautiful grandchildren.
Judy Vo - ACT, MCS (MPI Certified Architectural Coatings Technologist, Cert. No. #1209, MPI Certified Maintenance Coating Specialist Cert. No. B360)
Judy is the principal share holder with Inspec Consulting Services Inc. Judy is an accredited MPI coatings technologist and specialist.
Judy was born in Vietnam and has lived in Vancouver for over 35 years.
For the last 15 years Judy has immersed herself in the paint and coatings industry working with a local painting firm.
After a long week of working Judy enjoys spending quality time with her husband and 3 children. Judy loves to travel and boating.
Paul Doyle - Certified Technical Inspector (MPI Certified Coatings Inspector – Lower Mainland, ACT Architectural Coatings Technologist – Cert. No.1624,MCS Maintenance Coating Specialist – Cert. No. R433)
Paul was born and educated in New Zealand and enjoyed a successful international career in management before immigrating to Canada in 2002 and joined the painting industry. Paul’s coatings industry career has covered all the bases, from being an owner of his own paint company to being a Sales Manager, Operations Manager, Project Manager and inspector.
Paul is certified in WHIMIS, Fall Arrest, Arial Platform he can therefore operate man lifts, scissor lifts, swing stages etc.
With the knowledge and experience from 19 years in the coating business, Paul is a welcome addition to the Inspec Consulting Services team.
Jim Hughes - ACT (Architectural CoatingsTechnologist) based in Kelowna BC.
Jim has over 30 yrs. experience in the Coatings industry; he has been a logistics manager with Color Your World Paints and a commercial sales rep with both CYW, Dulux Paints, Benjamin Moore and Akzo Nobel Industrial Coatings).
Throughout his career Jim has managed both the manufacturing & distribution of paint. and as a Commercial/Trade/industrial Paint Sales Representative for both Architectural and Industrial coatings, Jim has been exposed to product testing, paint failure analysis and proper application techniques.
Jim has been living in Kelowna since 1990 with his wife Debbie and where he raised his two children Matt & Megan.
Geoff Dove - MPI Certified Coatings Inspector – Lower Mainland, ACT Architectural Coatings Technologist – Cert. No.1243
Geoff comes to Inspec Consulting following a long carrier on all sides of the coatings industry. He started working in his father’s Benjamin Moore paint store at a young age and carried that experience through his post secondary education in Kamloops, taking Psychology at what was then the University College of the Cariboo (Now Thompson Rivers University). That experience led to a 25-year career in the coatings industry as a painter, store manager, sales representative, and most recently as an estimator and project manager for a local commercial painting company.
Outside of work, Geoff is a dedicated family man. He and his wife live in Langley with their daughter and dog. They like to get out into nature as much as possible and can be found hiking and camping throughout BC, usually looking for places Geoff can also try and catch a few fish.