Our Team A Carefully Chosen Team of Experts

At National Coatings, we believe our team is our greatest asset, and we take pride in the work they do every day. Each of our valued employees brings a unique background and skillset, enabling us to serve customers with distinction through every step of our projects. Explore the page below to meet the key members of our outstanding team.

Executive Team

Zeb Hadley President/CEO

Zeb Hadley President/CEO

As President and CEO, Zeb oversees the company’s operational procedures, policies and standards to ensure production efficiency, quality service and cost-effective management of resources. He also plans, develops, implements, directs and evaluates the organization’s fiscal function and performance, while also stimulating its operation to generate resources, promote revenue, profitability and growth as an organization. While leading the company, Zeb has led National Coatings, Inc. to receiving various awards and top recognition, such as APC Top Job of the Year, TBJ’s Fast 50 Company, ENR award winner both regionally and nationally, Business North Carolina’s Business of the Year and so much more. He himself has won the prestigious awards of Triangle Business Journal’s CFO of the Year, CIO of the Year and the award of 40 under 40. Zeb resides in North Carolina with his wife and three daughters. Outside of the office, you can find Zeb playing golf, fishing at the North Carolina Coast, or watching sports.

 

Bob Forsman Chief Operations Officer

Bob Forsman Chief Operations Officer

For 10 years, Bob was part of the Burdco Group, where he worked his way to COO. While there, the company decided to sell, and a former colleague, Pat, purchased the painting division, naming it National Coatings. After the sell of Burdco Group, Bob moved on to running a civil engineering company for the next 12 years. In the Fall of 2007, Bob reconnected with Pat, who convinced him to come back as President of National Coatings to “finish what they had started at Burdco.” Bob has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Ferris State University in Michigan and has worked for companies as large as $700 million, where he oversaw the financial planning and systems group. He has been involved with the construction industry for over 25 years. Bob resides in Michigan with his wife, where he enjoys hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.

Victoria Pate Controller

Victoria Pate Controller

Victoria joined our team in 2016 as the Executive Assistant / Contract Administrator. After two years with the company Victoria made the tough decision to leave to be closer to home and further her education. Victoria re-joined National Coatings in 2019 after Zeb approached her about a need they had in Human Resources. Victoria is a problem solver and knew she had what it took to solve the need National Coatings had. During her time away Victoria earned her Accounting Degree leading her to be National Coatings’ Controller in 2020. Victoria resides in Wilson, NC with her husband and their three dogs. In her free time, she enjoys fostering dogs, the beach and cooking.

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About National Coatings, Inc.

National Coatings is a trusted commercial and industrial painting company serving a broad range of commercial and industrial customers, large and small, throughout the U.S.A. We offer expert painting, wallcovering, industrial coatings, and sandblasting services, plus more. Color Masters Painting merged with National Coatings in 2016.