WASHINGTON - Roy Bever, who was a long-time member and former chairman of NPCA's Management Information Committee, passed away on November 19, 2005. Bever was a 43-year employee of Ashland Distribution and was scheduled to retire in December 2005. Bever was honored in 1999 with an NPCA Industry Achievement Award for his extensive and successful work that helped avert a substantial tax increase on mineral spirits and other solvents.