LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL – The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) announced the formation of the CCAI Finishing Education Foundation (CCAIFEF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization established to support education and training in the industrial finishing and coatings arena. The foundation received its IRS determination letter in May 2019.

The foundation will develop and deliver effective and affordable educational and training opportunities that support the industrial finishing and coatings industry. “Through CCAI’s Finishing Education Foundation, we will expand our reach into educating the industry and work to recruit the next generation of employees,” said Anne Goyer, Executive Director. Programs that will benefit from support of the foundation include Workshops for Warriors, Women in Finishing, the association’s extensive scholarship program, online education, and more.

CCAI and CCAIFEF will work closely together to develop programming and secure funding to support the foundation’s mission. Leading this effort are the officers of CCAIFEF’s founding Board of Directors: Sam Woehler, George Koch Sons LLC, President; Dr. Victoria Gelling, Sherwin-Williams, Vice President; and James Malloy, Kolene Corp., Secretary/Treasurer.