The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) celebrated its 101st anniversary last week, marked by its annual conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) in historic Quebec City.

The conference took place over three days, from October 5-7, and involved a number of activities for attendees, including a tour of Quebec City, special presentations by industry experts, the Chair’s Annual Gala Dinner and the presentation of CPCA’s industry achievement awards.

Mike Klein, President and CEO of Dominion Colour Corporation, received the prestigious Roy Kennedy Award, while the Industry Statesman Award was given to Madelyn Harding of Sherwin-Williams. The Industry Achievement Award was awarded to Alex Drody of Cloverdale Paint and Terry Sutherland of PPG Canada Inc.

Dale Constantinoff of Sherwin-Williams was also honoured for his commitment to CPCA during the Chair’s Annual Gala Dinner. Mr. Constantinoff completed his three-year term as Board Chair of the association and a new Chair will be elected soon.

“I have been most impressed by Dale’s dedication to advancing the interests of the association and the entire industry,” said Darrin Noble of Beauti-Tone Paint during the gala presentations. “The Board and indeed all CPCA members are better off for having had Dale as Chair for the past three years.”

The AGM saw the election of new board members for the association. The full board slate for 2014-2015 is as follows: Sharon Kelly (KelCoatings), Darrin Nobel (Home-Hardware Beauti-Tone), Ed Thompson (L.V. Lomas Ltd.), Fred Veghelyi (OPC Polymers Canada), Andre Buisson (Laurentide), Richard Tremblay (Benjamin Moore), Paul Macko (AkzoNobel), Ron Nakamura (PPG Canada), Tim Vogel (Cloverdale Paint), Andy Doyle (American Coatings Association), Doug Crabb (Duha Group), Brent Jamieson (Axalta Coatings), Glen Knowles (Sherwin-Williams) and Brian Collict (A.R. Monteith).CPCA would like to thank its Board members, all conference attendees and its sponsors for making this year’s annual conference and AGM a success.

“We are nothing without our members,” commented Gary LeRoux, CPCA’s President. “While we work tirelessly to advocate for the industry, we are accomplishing more than ever due to the support and strength of our member base.”

About CPCASince 1913, the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has represented Canada’s major paint and coatings manufacturers, and their industry suppliers and distributors in three primary product categories: architectural paints, industrial products and automotive coatings. In Canada, CPCA members have more than 261 paint manufacturing establishments own more than 3,000 retail outlets, supply products to another 3,000 retail stores and more than 5,500 auto body shops. This represents annual retail sales of more than $10 billion, employing directly and indirectly 31,800 employees.