October 8-10, 2018 | Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort | Phoenix, AZ

The leaders of the coatings industry will come together in October at ACA’s 2018 Fall Meetings. All ACA members are encouraged and welcome to attend.

The following meetings will take place:

  • ACA’s Board of Directors;
  • ACA’s Executive Committee;
  • ACA’s Budget & Finance Committee;
  • PaintCare® Board of Directors;
  • PaintCare® Budget & Finance Committee;
  • Architectural Coatings Council; and
  • Industrial Coatings Council

To register, please click one of the two registration buttons below that applies to your group.

Register: ACA & PaintCare Groups   Register: ACC & ICC   Speakers  

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Note: Optional golf opportunities at the Biltmore Hotel (10 minutes from Squaw Peak) may be made prior to or after the meetings by contacting Justin Creighton at jcreighton@jdmgolf.com or (602) 955-9794.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Subject to Change        


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PaintCare® Budget & Finance Committee Meeting & Luncheon
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm PaintCare® Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Board of Directors Reception & Dinner with Jonathan Franklin, head of Appellate, United States at Norton Rose Fullbright
Will a New Justice Change the balance and Direction of the U.S. Supreme Court?
7:00 am – 8:15 am ACA Budget & Finance Committee Breakfast Meeting
7:30 am – 8:30 am ACA Board of Directors Breakfast
8:30 am – 11:30 am ACA Board of Directors Meeting
11:30 am – 12:30 pm ACA Executive Committee Meeting & Luncheon
12:00 pm – 1:45 pm ACC/ICC Luncheon featuring David Wasserman, House editor, Cook Political Report
The Current Political Climate in Washington and the 2018 Midterm Elections
2:00 pm – 5:15 pm ACC/ICC General Session

Robert Fry, chief economist, Robert Fry Economics LLC
Forecast for the Global Economy and its Effect on the Coatings Industry

Cheri Dale, senior planner, Maricopa County Air Quality Department, Arizona
VOC Regulations Present and Future

Wade Arnold, vice president & general manager, Industrial Wood Coatings
Axalta Coating Systems

Cynthia O’Malley, executive director, Master Painter’s Institute
State of MPI and Certification/Education Opportunities for the Coatings Industry

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Reception & Silent Auction
8:00 am – 10:00 am ACC/ICC General Session & Continental Breakfast

John Beagle, CEO and co-founder, Grace Matthews
Trends in the Coatings and Chemical Specialties Markets: Differentiation and Consolidation 

Sean McKeon, vice president, North America Global Key Accounts BASF
Trends and Innovations in the Automotive Sector

10:15 am – 11:45 am ACC/ICC General Session

Lynda Gordon, Decision Metrics, Inc.
Coatings Industry Market Conditions and Sales Forecast for the Remainder of 2018 and 2019

Steve Sides, ACA vice president of Global Affairs and chief science officer
Update on TiO2

Heidi McAuliffe, ACA vice president, Government Affairs
Report on Trade Activities: NAFTA, MTB of 2018 and U.S./China Relations

Dave Darling, ACA vice president, Environment, Health and Safety
California ARB SCM Development/Surface Coating MACT Residual Risk