During the Chairman’s Dinner of the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) in Charlotte, NC, NPCA President Andy Doyle presented Charles E. Bunch, Chairman and CEO of PPG Industries and NPCA’s outgoing Chairman of the Board of Directors, with the George Baugh Heckel Award.
WASHINGTON - During the Chairman’s Dinner of the National
Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) in Charlotte, NC, NPCA President Andy
Doyle presented Charles E. Bunch, Chairman and CEO of PPG Industries and NPCA’s
outgoing Chairman of the Board of Directors, with the George Baugh Heckel
Award. This award is the association’s highest honor.
Bunch took the helm as NPCA’s Chairman of the Board in
October 2006. Under his leadership, NPCA engaged in a broad-reaching strategic
planning review, out of which several high-profile association programs were
conceived. These programs, which have provided new underpinnings for the
association’s major activities, include the Communications Outreach, Science
and Technology, Grassroots Issue Advocacy, and Legal Issues Tracking and Amicus
Programs. During Bunch’s tenure, NPCA also partnered with Vincentz Network to
devise the American Coatings Conference and Show.
Additionally, Bunch’s chairmanship oversaw the beginnings of
the NPCA merger with the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, as
well as a more active dialogue and participation in the Paint Product
Stewardship Institute effort, a major association focus for a nationally
coordinated system for the management of leftover consumer paint.
joining PPG in 1979, Bunch held positions in finance and planning, marketing,
and general management in the United States and Europe during his first 10
years with the company. He was named corporate director of purchasing and
distribution in Pittsburgh in 1988. Bunch became General Manager of architectural
coatings in 1992, Vice President of that unit in 1994, and Vice President of
fiber glass in 1995. He was elected Senior Vice President of strategic planning
and corporate services in 1997, and Executive Vice President of coatings, in
early 2000. He was named President, Chief Operating Officer and board member in
July 2002; Chief Executive Officer in March 2005; and to his current post as
Chairman and CEO in July 2005.
Charles E. Bunch Receives Heckel Award
June 10, 2008