Peter Petkas | President and Owner

Peter Petkas grew up in Houston where he spent much of his childhood traveling with his father through the oilfields of Texas. Petkas received a BA in History at Yale and then a JD from the University of Texas Law School. Petkas spent several years practicing law in Washington DC and later in the Washington office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, a Dallas-based firm. Along the way, Petkas worked in the White House during the Carter and early Reagan Administration with responsibility for government re-organization and regulatory reform. In the mid 1980’s Peter Petkas and his associates at White Metal Inc., in Houston, developed a wet/vapor abrasive blasting system called the Jet Stripper, which led him to experiment in flash rust prevention, thus the idea of HoldTight®102 was born. By 1998, Petkas left White Metal Inc. and focused, through his new company, HoldTight Solutions Inc., solely on the manufacture and global distribution of HoldTight®102. Petkas is President and Owner for HoldTight Solutions.

Ken Rossy | VP of Sales & Marketing

Ken Rossy is a 28 year veteran in the corrosion control industry with experience specifying, selling and assisting with application of coating and paint systems in the industrial market and, specifically, in the petrochemical, refining, marine, food and transportation sectors. He has sold coatings, tape systems, fireproofing, insulation coatings, surface preparation products and coating related equipment. Rossy has sold these products as a manufacturer’s representative, distributor and as a direct employee. Additionally, Rossy has managed a coatings application company. Currently, Rossy is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for HoldTight Solutions and serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Coating Society. Rossy holds a BBA in business from Baylor University and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Flash Rust Prevention. On a Global Scale.