OTTAWA, Ontario - The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) will honor three individuals for their contributions to the association and the paint and coatings industry in Canada. The awards will be presented at the upcoming annual conference in Quebec City on October 5-7, 2014.

“We are pleased to once again recognize three deserving individuals who have made important contributions to their companies and the important work done on behalf of the association throughout their careers,” said Dale Constantinoff, President of General Paint Corp. and CPCA Board Chair.

Terry Sutherland of PPG Industries Canada will be presented with the Industry Achievement Award. This award is presented to an individual or organization that has helped to advance the interests of the industry and the association. Sutherland is being honored for his contributions to CPCA’s Health, Safety and Environment Committee, especially with its Paint and Coatings Working Group.

Alex Drody of Cloverdale Paint and Madelyn Harding of Sherwin-Williams will receive the Industry Statesman Award. This award is presented to individuals who have recently retired or are retiring and have contributed to the association at the national or local level.

Both Drody and Harding have been strong representatives of the coatings industry throughout their careers. Drody has been an active participant over the years in CPCA’s annual conference and its management information services, while Harding has been a strong member of the Health and Safety and Environment Committee. She offered vital input regarding the development of Canadian VOC regulations and the use of paint-related substances listed in the Chemicals Management Plan.