INDEPENDENCE, Ky.—The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) has honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2018-2019 National Board of Directors & Officers. CCAI is a technical and professional organization that provides information and training on surface coating technologies.
CCAI’s highest honor, the prestigious James F. & David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to Rex Winemiller. Winemiller was a dedicated and active member of CCAI for 26 years until his retirement in 2015.
CCAI also honored its Chapter User and Supplier of the Year recipients. Each year, chapters recognize a User and Supplier member for their service and dedication to their respective chapter. Chapters are the cornerstone of the association and CCAI is grateful for the tremendous efforts of those who continue to support its mission to build a better finishing industry.
The 2017-2018 Chapter Award winners are: Central States Chapter – Shawn Bristol, HMC Performance Coatings, and Marty Sawyer, Trimac Industrial Systems LLC; Georgia Chapter – Samantha Paulson, Dinamec Systems LLC; Las Vegas Chapter – Tony Sclafani, AR Iron LLC, and Luis Hernandez, Coral Chemical Co.; Southern California Chapter – Shivie Dhillon, Sundial Powder Coating, and Ron Lum, Coral Chemical Co.; Twin Cities Chapter – Michelle Striggow, Graco Inc., and Robyn Aiken; West Michigan Chapter – Bob Warren, retired; and Wisconsin Chapter – The Metalcraft Management Team and The Andreae Family, Therma-Tron-X.
CCAI also installed its 2018-2019 National Board of Directors and Officers. Serving as Officers will be Bill Oney, Therma-Tron-X Inc., president; Duane Fudge, Chemetall, vice president; Tony Sclafani, AR Iron LLC, treasurer; and Ron Lum, Coral Chemical Co., recent past president.
Serving as Directors will be Kevin Coursin, George Koch Sons LLC; Shivie Dhillon, SunDial Powder Coatings; Jim Gallagher, Harley-Davidson Motor Co.; Loren Keene, Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg. LLC; Dan Labrecque, Tiger Drylac USA Inc.; Todd Luciano, Products Finishing; Jim Malloy, Kolene Corp.; Tim Milner, J.I.T. Powder Coating Co.; Mark Walsworth, Nordic Ware Inc.; Bob Warren; Jeff Watson, Custom Chemicals of Texas; and Sam Woehler, George Koch Sons LLC. Serving as Ex-officio Board member is Larry Melgary, Northern Coatings & Chemical.