SUMTER, SC — After more than five decades in the paint and coatings industry, Austin E. Floyd announced his retirement effective Aug. 2, 2019.

Floyd’s career in the paint industry began in 1965 as a Chemist at Southern Coatings & Chemical Co. He held various managerial positions with Southern Coatings, including President and CEO.

After the sale of Southern Coatings/Pratt & Lambert in 1995, Floyd and several other investors formed Sumter Coatings Inc. During his 23-year career with Sumter Coatings, Floyd found his passion for building relationships with people and customers. In 2002, he became National Accounts/Custom Accounts Rep. and led the company in significant growth in sales dollars over the next 17 years.

After retirement, Floyd will continue to serve as an active member on the Board of Directors of Sumter Coatings Inc.