OTTAWA, Ontario - The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association’s (CPCA) highest honor, the Roy Kennedy Outstanding Achievement Award for 2015, will be presented to Mark Kurschner, President of Product Care Association. The award will be presented at CPCA’s upcoming Annual Conference and AGM, which takes place in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 27-29, 2015.

CPCA presents this award annually to an individual who epitomizes Roy Kennedy’s dedication to the paint and coatings industry and his outstanding volunteer service to the association and its members.

Kurschner is the President of Product Care Association, a non-profit industry association that manages extended producer responsibility (EPR) and product stewardship programs across Canada and in the United States. His educational background includes both science and law. After 12 years as a corporate lawyer in Vancouver, Kurschner “shifted gears” into business association management and was appointed President of Product Care Association in 2002.

“I am delighted to see Mark receive this recognition,” commented Gary LeRoux, CPCA’s President. “Mark’s strong leadership, vision and dedication to the paint and coatings industry were vital in securing approval for Product Care as the new program operator for post-consumer paint in Ontario. Product Care is instrumental in the paint industry recovering approximately one kilogram per Canadian of leftover paint annually.”