About Us

Worldwide Finishing & Supply was formed by a group of principals with over 200 years combined experience, knowledge and expertise in the porcelain enamel and paint finishing industry. The principals united to serve the industry with high quality and economical equipment delivered on time. We are the only product finishing equipment company in the Western Hemisphere with a degreed ceramic engineer on staff. And, with a team of engineers fluent in seven different PLC programming languages, we are able to service customers throughout the world. Worldwide Finishing & Supply is your one-stop source for equipment design, build, and service.

Whatever your needs for porcelain enamel and paint finishing systems, our team is here to serve you.

Worldwide Finishing & Supply Principals: 

Mike Horton
Mike has over 46 years of experience in the Porcelain Enamel and Paint Finishing industry and holds a degree in Ceramic Engineering from Clemson University. Mike supervised the specialty and catalytic coating lab for Ferro Corporation and served as a Manager/Chief Process Engineer for Maytag Appliances (now Whirlpool). In addition to leading the design and implementation of many turnkey installations, Mike also worked for Ferro Corporation, Vulcan Engineering and other equipment suppliers to the product finishing industry.

Chris Meid
Chris brings over 33 years of experience in the Porcelain Enamel and Paint Finishing industry and studied Engineering at Georgia Tech University. Chris has worked as a lab technician at Ferro Corporation in the Pigments Group and was a co-owner of WJ Meid & Associates where he designed, manufactured, and installed ceramic and porcelain enamel equipment. He has managed and supervised the installation, implementation and service of systems throughout the product finishing industry.

Jim “JP” Polizzi
Jim is a graduate of the University of Illinois and brings 28 years of experience in the Porcelain Enamel and Paint Finishing industry. Before joining Worldwide Finishing & Supply, Jim amassed a wide range of knowledge and experience in parts, supplies and service throughout the product finishing industry.

Robert “Bob” Herrick
Bob is a US Army Veteran with 38 years of experience in the Porcelain Enamel and Paint Finishing industry. Bob has lead the design of product finishing equipment and supervised the implementation and start-up of product finishing equipment for many projects worldwide.

Federico “Fred” Salazar
With 54 years of experience in the Porcelain Enamel and Paint Finishing industry, Fred is a Member of the American Ceramic Society and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Fred has led the design and implementation on many turnkey installations for various manufacturers in the product finishing industry.

Worldwide Finishing & Supply set the industry standard from concept and design, through purchasing, installation and start-up.
Give us a call today at 423-344-1550.