Kelly Robinson Appointed to NFPA Static Electricity Committee

FORT MILL, SC | Kelly Robinson, PhD, PE, owner, Electrostatic Answers LLC, Fairport, NY, has been appointed to the National Fire Protection Assn. (NFPA) Static Electricity Committee. Dr. Robinson writes PFFC's popular "Static Beat" column and "Kelly on Static" blog. Sponsored by AIMCAL, the Assn. of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, Robinson brings static control expertise in the coating, printing, and converting industries to the technical committee charged with preventing static ignited fires.

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Robinson holds the PhD in electrical engineering from Colorado State University. At the Eastman Kodak Co., he worked for 25 years on solving static problems in the roll-to-roll manufacture of photographic film, paper, and other imaging products. In 2007, he founded Electrostatic Answers, an engineering consulting company devoted to eliminating injury and waste from static electricity. Electrostatic Answers has served more than 100 companies including many listed on the Fortune 500.

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