It is with sadness that we hear of the passing of Donald J. Keehan Sr, Advanced Polymer Coatings Founder, on Wednesday, December 28th, 2022.
Don was the founder and key driving force behind the company, but much more than that, he was a brilliant mind, a great friend, and an extraordinary human being. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Don was involved in starting and running several polymer-based technology companies since the 1960s, holding more than 14 total patents within the industry.
He pioneered the use of proprietary patented polymers to create high-performance coatings, including the well-known MarineLINE® and ChemLINE® brands marketed by one of his most successful companies, Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC), which took its namesake in 1997.
Don was the true definition of an entrepreneur and was often referred to as a disruptor in the industry; he never stopped pushing the envelope of technology, and he leaves a legacy through his work that all of us here at Advanced Polymer Coatings are proud to carry on.
To most, Don was many things. But to us, Don was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Marine, entrepreneur, risk-taker, visionary, philanthropist, colleague, mentor, motivator, and most importantly, our friend and inspiration.
The Keehan Family
Visitation will be held at Bogner Family Funeral Home in North Ridgeville, Ohio on January 16, 2023, from 2-4pm and 5-8pm. Services will be at St. Joseph Church in Avon Lake, Ohio, on January 17, 2023, at 10am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, two organizations Don was passionate about.
January 3, 2023