OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) held its 106th Conference and Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 22-23. The AGM approved reappointment of four current members to the CPCA Board of Directors. The full board slate for 2019–20 is as follows:  André Buisson (Société Laurentide), Bruce Clatworthy (Dominion Color Lansco, Doug Crabb (Duha Group), Andy Doyle (American Coatings Association), Mark Huisman (BASF Canada), Brent Jamieson (Axalta Coating Systems), Curt Kaucher (Sherwin-Williams), Sharon Kelly (KelCoatings), Darrin Nobel (Home-Hardware Beauti-Tone), Vince Rea (PPG Canada), Jeff Snyder (AkzoNobel), Jean-Francois Tanguay (IMCD Canada), Richard Tremblay (Benjamin Moore), Fred Veghelyi (OPC Polymers Canada) and Tim Vogel (Board Chair, Cloverdale Paint).

“The CPCA Board of Directors were reaffirmed at the most recent Annual General Meeting, and we are pleased they will continue to provide good governance for the association,” said Benjamin Moore’s Richard Tremblay, the newly elected Board Chair. Tremblay went on to say that, “the entire board of directors were pleased to recognize the tremendous contribution made by Tim Vogel who served as CPCA’s Chair over the past four years, and we are happy to say he remains on the board as Director.”

CPCA continues to focus on new programs and services for members to add value to their respective businesses in Canada.

The 2019 conference entitled “Vision 20-20 Beyond 2020” included a jam-packed program that looked at the current state of the coatings economy in Canada and around the globe, reviewed global initiatives impacting the coatings industry in Canada, considered the importance of standards and certifications for highly performing products in the industry, looked at best practices required for proper EHS compliance to help members mitigate risk, heard from the world-renowned Global Reporting Initiative about the importance of sustainability reporting and how to do it effectively, and reviewed Canada’s tremendous progress in post-consumer paint recycling.

The 2019 annual Industry Awards Dinner, recognizing individual contributions to the Canadian paint and coatings industry, was held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. CPCA’s highest honor, the Roy Kennedy Outstanding Achievement Award, was presented to Lysane Lavoie, CPCA Director of Regulatory Affairs and Management Information.

Fred Veghelyi, OPC Polymers and CPCA Board member, and Mannie Cheung, Vice-President, Product Care Association, received the Industry Achievement Award.

The Industry Distinction Award was presented to outstanding individuals who are retiring or recently retired but have made a significant contribution to their companies and the industry generally. These were Mike Lynch (Cloverdale Paint), Luc Pepin (PPG Paints), Steve Wolinsky (Rustoleum), Claude Brosseau (PPG Paints), and Kamlaish Mudhar (Univar). CPCA also recognized important milestone anniversaries of several members as follows: Hero (50 years), Schwartz Chemical (50 years) and Product Care Recycling (25 years).

CPCA’s President and CEO, Gary LeRoux commented that, “It was a great conference with important business sessions and the awards dinner held at one of the best locations in Canada, the scenic Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, to honor the achievements of several in our industry.”