The American Coatings Association (ACA) is an established organization with a renewed mission. In 2010, the organization took the name ACA in recognition of its new identity as an association that represents both companies and professionals working in the paint and coatings industry.
ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. Through advocacy of the industry and its positions on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels, it acts as an effective ally ensuring that the industry is represented and fairly considered. The association also devotes itself to advancing industry efforts with regard to product stewardship, through its signature Coating Care® resources, and focuses on advancements in science and technology through its technical conferences and journals, as well as online training opportunities. In addition, ACA offers essential business information to members through its publications, surveys, and business programs.
An Executive Committee and Board of Directors set policy for and govern the association. Officers for the association include Chairperson of the Board and Vice Chairperson/Treasurer who are elected to serve two-year terms. ACA staff members hold the positions of President and Secretary of the association.
ACA consists of some 30 professionals focused on serving association members in the following areas: health and safety, environmental affairs, government affairs, conferences and events, professional development, and communications.
By continuing its efforts as an ally and advocate for the industry, providing industry professionals with opportunities for professional development, and offering valuable resources to members and others in the industry, ACA is working to ensure the vitality and stability of the paint and coatings industry for years to come.