OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) will honor 10 individuals for their distinguished contributions to the industry at the Annual Conference and AGM held at the Marriott Eaton Centre Downtown Toronto Hotel on May 24, 2018. The awards will be presented at the annual Chair Awards Dinner at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

“Without volunteers from our member companies CPCA would not be able to advance the many important interests of the Canadian coatings industry,” said Tim Vogel, CEO of Cloverdale Paint Inc. and CPCA Board Chair. “It is essential that we recognize individuals in the industry for their support of the industry, both in terms of what they do for the companies they represent and their support on important issues that benefit the entire industry,” commented Gary LeRoux, CPCA President, and CEO.

The Industry Achievement Award will be presented to Erik Bos (Sansin Corp.), Chris Goudey (John E. Goudey Manufacturing Ltd.), Eric Vaillancourt (CANLAK) and Steve Sides (American Coatings Association). This award is presented to an individual or an organization that has demonstrated exceptional achievement in advancing the interests of the industry and the association’s objectives.

Bos is the Managing Director of privately held Canadian-owned Sansin Corp., which has invested in the development of a waterborne stain since 1985 leading to the launch of its flagship Sansin Classic wood stain. He is an active member in the CPCA, Ontario Wood Export Association, Canadian Wood Council, Forest Products Association, Canadian Green Building Council and others.

Goudey is the CEO of one of Canada’s oldest family-owned and operated businesses in the Greater Toronto Area. For 65 years, the company has manufactured professional-quality interior stains and lacquers. It credits its success to a singular focus on interior wood finishes, its commitment to using the finest ingredients in formulations and close relationships with customers.

Vaillancourt has been with the Quebec-based company CANLAK for almost 20 years. CANLAK first opened its doors in 1981 with only three employees to manufacturer lacquers and varnishes. Due to the efforts of people like Vaillancourt, CANLAK has grown to more than 120 employees shipping high- performing products throughout North America and around the world from its operations in Daveluyville, Quebec.

Sides is a long-standing Vice President of the American Coatings Association (ACA) with a strong background in chemicals management and environmental policy. He has led numerous efforts on behalf of the ACA to advance the interests of the coatings industry in the United States, Canada and around the world with his extensive involvement in the Secretariat for the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC), an organization representing coatings associations globally.

In addition, The Industry Statesmen Award will be presented to five outstanding individuals who are retiring from their respective companies but have made a significant contribution to these companies and the industry generally. These are Ron Nakamura (PPG Canada), Ed Thompson (L.V. Lomas), Jeff Danneman (REICHHOLD), Jean-Guy Rosa (PPG Canada), Ed Linton (Cloverdale Paint) and Rennie Herry (Goudey).

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