CHARLOTTE, NC -Charles E. Bunch, Chairman and CEO of PPG Industries and NPCA’s outgoing Chairman of the Board of Directors, has received 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, from 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.