Jonathan Scotland

Jonathan Scotland

Jonathan Scotland dedicated his working life to the Coatings Industry and was a hugely influential figure in the Marine sector. His passion for coatings and technical accuracy were a real credit to the projects he drove forward, and the wider industry that he interacted with.

Coatings were in Jonathan's blood; with his father having been the UK Managing Director for Jotun Paints, Jonathan’s interest in the coatings industry must have started from a very young age.

Jonathan’s first role in Coatings Industry was in 1992 in the Middle East. He undertook various assignments including sales and technical roles. Jonathan went on to establish the Technical Service Department for Jotun in China. For his efforts as a Technical Service Manager in China, he earned the Penguin Award at the Jotun World Conference in Lillehammer in 1999.

He and his wife came back to Europe where Jonathan took on a technical role in the Mega Yacht sector and then went on to achieve the position of Western European Technical Manager.

For the last 6 years, he ran a project to improve digitalisation for Jotun’s Technical organisation worldwide.

Jonathan played a key role within the Marine Painting Forum for over a decade, where his valuable contributions helped drive discussions and development throughout the forum. Jonathan worked closely with the Ministry of Defence on both coating for newbuilding and ship husbandry.
With strong persistence and determination, Jonathan managed to push for much needed improvements within the industry.

He was first and foremost a family man and a true gentleman who was dedicated, hardworking, professional and was always keen to have a technical discussion on any coating challenge.

Jonathan Scotland passed away on 19th October 2021, only 50 years old. He sadly lost his battle with cancer after three years of fighting this disease.

The Marine Painting Forum offers its heartfelt condolences to his family. A donation was made by the forum to Jonathan’s chosen charity St Michael’s Hospice.

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