Kurt Lammon, president of Polyvance since 1995, has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in material science. He has been focused on developing and manufacturing products to help auto body technicians and DIY-ers repair damaged plastic parts. Polyvance has specialized in plastic repair products since 1981. The company was founded as Urethane Supply Company by Jim Sparks who invented the original airless plastic welder to repair the thermoset polyurethane bumpers that were popular in the '70s and '80s. Since that time, the company has introduced several innovations, including the Uni-Weld FiberFlex universal welding rod, Bumper & Cladding Coat Adhesion Primer, and the Nitro-Fuzer nitrogen plastic welding system. Polyvance is an I-CAR Sustaining Partner and provides several hands-on and virtual training courses on plastic repair and refinishing.