The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2011–2012 officers and National Board members during its 2011 Annual Meeting held in Welches, OR, in mid-June.
WELCHES, OR - The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2011–2012 officers and National Board members during its 2011 Annual Meeting held in Welches, OR, in mid-June.
During its Annual Awards luncheon, CCAI announced Tom McCardle as the first posthumous winner of its highest honor, The James F. Wright Lifetime Achievement award. McCardle was recognized for his years of service to CCAI serving on the National Board and as National President.
In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, CCAI also honored its Chapter User and Supplier of the Year members. Chapters recognize a user and supplier member for their year-long service and dedication to their respective chapter.
The 2010-2011 Chapter Award winners are: Nathan Finney (IHD Powder Coating Services) and Neil Walker (Diamond Vogel Paint), Central States Chapter; Les Williams (Nu-Way Industries) and Joe Laubenthal (Wagner Industrial Solutions), Northern Illinois Chapter; Bernie Walz (Hoffman Enclosures Inc.) and Scott Berg (Berg Industrial Sales), Twin Cities Chapter; Rapid Engineering (company award) and Jeff Pfost (Environmental Partners), West Michigan Chapter; John Heyer (Kettle Moraine Coatings) and Rich Ulrich (Northern Coatings & Chemical), Wisconsin Chapter; Shivie Dhillon (Sundial Powder Coating) and Bob Kelly (Parker Ionics), Southern California Chapter; and Ty Crowder (Finishing Consultants), Portland Chapter.
CCAI also installed individuals to serve on the National Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 term. Sherrill Stoenner, Stoenner Finishing Consultants, Central States Chapter, will serve as President. Sam Woehler, George Koch Sons LLC, unaffiliated, will serve as Vice President. Kevin Coursin, KMI Systems, Northern Illinois Chapter, will serve as Secretary/Treasurer. And Bruce Bryan, Col-Met Spray Booths, Northern Illinois Chapter, will serve as Recent Past President.
In addition to the officers, serving on the National Board of Directors for the 2011–2012 programming year will be: Trena Benson, DuPont Coating Solutions (Texas Chapter); Jim Docken, Galaxy Associates (Twin Cities Chapter); Duane Fudge, Chemetall (Mid-Atlantic Chapter); Jim Gallagher, Harley Davidson (Wisconsin Chapter); Loren Keene, Wagner Systems, Inc. (Central States Chapter); Todd Luciano, Products Finishing (Greater Cincinnati Chapter); Ron Lum, Coral Chemical (Southern California Chapter); Jim Malloy, Kolene Corp. (unaffiliated); Tim Milner, JIT Powder Coating (Twin Cities Chapter); Bill Oney, Mutz Manufacturing (Wisconsin Chapter); Ken Pelak, Broadmoor Products (West Michigan Chapter); John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems (Northern Illinois Chapter); Bob Warren, retired (West Michigan Chapter); and Jeff Watson, Custom Chemicals of Texas (Texas Chapter).
Serving as Ex-Officio Board Members are Larry Melgary, Northern Coatings & Chemicals (Wisconsin Chapter) and Vicki Gelling, North Dakota State University (unaffiliated).