Shepherd Color Announces New R&D Manager


Joel Houmes


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(CINCINNATI, OH, April 26, 2022) The Shepherd Color Company is pleased to announce that Dr. Joel Houmes has been promoted to R&D Manager. Dr. Houmes has been an R&D Chemist at Shepherd Color since 1996 after earning his PhD in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Joel's promotion succeeds the retirement of Dr. Geoffrey Peake, who was with Shepherd Color for 33 years.

In Joel's 25 years with the Company, he has developed several new products ensuring Shepherd Color's superiority in the market, and has helped in improving and optimizing R&D processes. In recent years, Joel has been extremely involved in the optimization of, and search for new additives for laser direct structuring (LDS). In his role as R&D Manager, Joel will oversee the R&D laboratory and staff to create new and optimize current pigments that support color, functional, and other properties for a wide range of applications.

Shepherd Color has over 90 years of experience developing, optimizing, and manufacturing an extraordinary range of complex inorganic color pigments used in high-performance paints, coatings, plastics, glass enamels and other applications.



Founded in 1981, The Shepherd Color Company produces a wide range of high-performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICPs) used in a variety of industries. These pigments are an extraordinary class of inorganic pigments that offer stable, long-lasting color for many applications. They have unbeatable weatherability, heat and chemical resistance, are non-warping and easy to disperse. More Expertise. Better Performance. Best Value. Shepherd Color, We Brighten Lives.

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Mark Ryan, Marketing Manger