Long time CCAI member, Dave Wright of Nalco (right), receives the CCAI President's Award for his dedication and service to CCAI and the Wisconsin chapter from Wisconsin Chapter President, Jim Gallagher.

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) presented its first President's Award to long-time member Dave Wright of Nalco. This award has been established by the CCAI National Board of Directors to honor a member who goes above and beyond to serve the association and the finishing industry. "It goes way beyond the fact that Dave has been a member of CCAI since 1976," notes CCAI President Jeff Watson. "Dave's dedication to his chapter, Wisconsin, and CCAI National is rare. He has been instrumental in growing the Wisconsin Chapter into CCAI's largest chapter. He has served both the chapter and national boards in all positions and continues to maintain the chapter database and handle meetings promotion. In today's hectic business environment, Dave's dedication to CCAI has remained strong and makes him the perfect recipient of the first President's Award."

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