LOS ANGELES – Romer Johnson of Dorsett & Jackson Inc. has received the 2015 WCS Samson-Alder award. Presented at the Western Coatings Symposium, the award recognized Johnson’s significant contribution to the coatings industry in the western United States over the course of his career.

Involved in the coatings industry for over 60 years, Romer started working in the paint lab at WP Fuller Co. while attending college. After graduation, he went to work for Dunn-Edwards Paint. He then worked for distributor Paul W Wood. In 1966, he went to work for Dorsett & Jackson, and in 1973 he and two partners purchased the company.

Romer has been very active with the LASCT for over 50 years, serving on numerous committees. He joined the LASCT Board in 1979-80 and was the LASCT President in 1982-83.

Throughout his entire career, Romer has been supportive of the LASCT, WCS and the coatings industry. Due to his contributions to the society and the industry, he was presented the Honorary Award, which is the highest honor bestowed on outstanding members of the Los Angeles Society.

Romer plans to retire from Dorsett & Jackson in January of 2016.