Edward J. Donnelly Jr.

WASHINGTON - During the Honors Luncheon of its 119th Annual Meeting in Nashville, the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA) presented Edward J. Donnelly Jr., senior vice president, Corporate Affairs, with the George Baugh Heckel Award. This award is the association’s highest honor.

Donnelly took on the role of NPCA chairman of the board in 2005. Before that, he chaired NPCA’s Association Finance Strategic Planning Subcommittee. His leadership there earned him NPCA’s Industry Achievement Award in 2004.

Donnelly has spent close to 40 years working in the industry, with the last 37 at DuPont. Some of his greatest accomplishments followed the company’s acquisition of Ford’s North American Paint Operations, including leading the integration and transition team and coordinating all functional activity.