ACA Industry Awards Dinner

April 4, 2022 | Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
Indianapolis, IN


The American Coatings Association (ACA) recognized industry members with awards presented during ACA’s Awards Reception & Dinner, which was held prior to the American Coatings Show in Indianapolis.

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Heckel Award

ACA presented Sandra Berg, chairman and CEO of Pacific Resource Recovery Services, with the George Baugh Heckel Award – the association’s highest honor. Berg was recognized for her leadership efforts on behalf of the association and the industry. A former ACA chairman, vice chairman, member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Berg’s tenure as ACA chairman, from 2014-2016, marked a period of notable milestones and growth for the association: Berg was the first woman to serve in this role. Under her leadership, ACA succeeded in establishing the industry’s landmark paint stewardship program, PaintCare, in Colorado, Maine, and the District of Columbia.

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​Additionally, during her tenure at ACA’s helm, the association undertook an evaluation of its mission and organizational structure. As a result of that effort, ACA revised its mission to include declarations about PaintCare and a commitment to Sustainability; and the association’s longstanding committee structure was reconfigured to better align with ACA’s directional focus. Berg’s tenure also saw the issuance of ACA’s initial Product Category Rule (PCR) for Architectural Coatings. The PCR created a framework by which industry could assess the environmental life-cycle impacts of architectural coatings to publish Environmental Product Declarations, if they chose.

In addition to leading the association, Berg served for many years on ACA’s Budget & Finance, Bylaws, and Nominating Committees, and chaired the association’s Coatings Care and Industrial Coatings Committees. She was also the founding chair of the California Paint & Coatings Association and served as its president for several years.

Berg joined her family business, Ellis Paint Company, in 1977, and held varied management roles before becoming president of Ellis Paint and the other Berg family company, Pacific Resource Recovery Services, in 1992. In 1995 she took on the CEO role for both companies. She grew her family companies and their operations for some 40 years, and in 2017, oversaw acquisition of Ellis Paint Company by Axalta Specialty Coatings.

Berg is a board member of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a role she has served since her initial appointment in 2004 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. She was re-appointed to the board by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011, and in 2015, she was elected by CARB to serve as its vice chair. CARB is California’s lead air quality agency, responsible for protecting public health by reducing air pollution. In this role she has chaired several committees overseeing a billion dollars of public incentive funding and facilitated key policy implementation groups, emphasizing the need to protect public health and the environment while simultaneously keeping business strong.

In addition to her service with CARB, ACA, and the coatings industry, Berg has a passion for youth and education. She is a past board member of the Hollenbeck Policy Activity League and was honored with the 2015 Pal of the Year Award. She served for 10 years on Rep. Roybal Allard’s Congressional District Student Art Competition committee and chaired the committee for two terms. She is a trustee member of the Jack Corwin Family Foundation, and a past member of Young Presidents’ Organization and C-200, a philanthropic organization of businesswoman.

ACA’s award is named for George Baugh Heckel, a pioneer of the paint and coatings industry. An artist, poet, novelist, journalist, physician, and surgeon, Heckel devoted much of his life to promoting the interests of the coatings industry.

Award of Honor and Meritorious Service

The Award of Honor and Meritorious Service is a special, posthumous acknowledgement presented this year in recognition of David F. Darling’s exemplary contributions to ACA and the paint and coatings industry. David F. Darling was vice president of Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs at ACA, and a dear friend and colleague who passed away on January 30, 2022. A staunch and effective advocate for ACA and the industry, David’s eagerness and warmth was always evident in his work, and he built a wide network of individuals and groups that collaborated with him to develop scientifically informed solutions for the coatings industry.

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David joined ACA in 1997 as a manager of environmental affairs with a BS and MS in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University, and an initial focus on facility waste and pretreatment standards. Over his 25 years at ACA, his purview and portfolio grew, and he proudly represented the association and industry across many disciplinary boundaries. In that time, he took on the leadership mantle and served as the premier staff liaison on a vast range of ACA committees, working groups, and coalition efforts on myriad scientific and regulatory matters impacting industry. Chief among these were air quality matters, where David was a leader for industry on regulatory efforts related to VOC content in Architectural Coatings, Industrial Coatings, and Consumer Products. Here, and on emission matters related to Hazardous Air Pollutants, David was an internationally recognized subject matter expert, and he worked tirelessly to negotiate regulations that were less onerous and more palatable for industry. Through these efforts, David became well respected among industry members as well as the federal and state regulators with whom he engaged to press industry positions and data, particularly in California and the state’s numerous local air districts.

His expertise and contributions to the coatings industry extended into the Sustainability sphere and the related area of Product Stewardship. Working with industry members, David addressed pressure early in the 2000s for industry to support post-consumer product waste management. Touting the longstanding industry position that paint is a “consumable” product not intended to become “waste,” David promoted industry-supported research, including product hazard analysis and life-cycle assessments, which affirmed the environmental benefits of the now industry-wide strategy embodied in the environmentally trailblazing PaintCare program. He was also the driving force behind ACA’s first three Sustainability Reports.

David brought his broad depth of industry knowledge to his role as World Coatings Council Secretariat. In that role, he connected ACA with its transcontinental associations to best represent the global interests of the paint and coatings industry. He also spearheaded ACA’s 5-year old Member Webinar Series, bringing regular updates to ACA members on regulatory and market matters from industry, government, and scientific experts, enhancing ACA’s member benefits with programming that was timely and compelling.

David’s presence and contributions to ACA and industry leave an indelible mark.

Industry Statesmen Awards

The Industry Statesman Award is an honor given to individuals at or near retirement, in recognition and appreciation of their long and devoted service to the paint and coatings industry.

Kenneth Armstrong, vice president of Environmental Health & Safety at RPM International Inc., will retire in June 2022. He took on his current role in 2016 after joining RPM in 2006 as director of Environmental Health & Safety. During his tenure with the company, he has served on many ACA leadership councils and committees, including the Industrial Coatings Council; Architectural Coatings Council; Marine Coatings Council; Environmental Management Committee; Occupational Safety & Health Committee; Product Stewardship Committee; Consumer Products Committee; and Transport Committee. Reflecting on his career, he says, “Incorporating EH&S into engineering, operations, and R&D departments upfront for safer, more efficient, and environmentally friendly products and services. I tell young people all the time that consideration of simple EH&S principles into manufacturing and R&D will provide the long-term benefits their companies are seeking, and will reduce the need to re-design, re-work, and re-formulate. That is the value proposition with the greatest benefits to your organization.” A Board-Certified Environmental Engineer of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists, and Registered Professional Engineer (State of Ohio), Armstrong earned an MS in Engineering from Cleveland State University; BS in Agronomy and AS in Soil & Water Conservation and Management Technology from Ohio State University. He has been married to his wife Dana, an industrial engineer, for 25 years, and their two children, Ashley and Matthew, are also engineers.

Kenneth Armstrong

Charles E. (Chuck) Bennett, chairman of Randolph Products, Inc. is a former ACA Chairman, Vice Chairman & Treasurer, and the recipient of ACA’s 2006 Heckel Award. His involvement with ACA has been extensive, serving on ACA’s Board of Directors, Budget and Finance Committee, chairing the Industrial Coatings Council, and serving as a member of ACA’s former Membership and Coatings Care Committees. Bennett has had a career devoted to the coatings industry, beginning in 1979 with a position at Guardsman Products. He held various positions at Guardsman and was CEO and president upon his departure in 1996, when the company was sold to Lily Industries. At that time, he founded Polymer Products, Inc., a company that manufactured coatings resins. Two years later, he sold the company and served as Cook Composites and Polymers' CEO until 2008. He was CEO of Dixie Chemicals from 2009 to 2015. Bennett has been an equity partner involved in various management roles at Randolph Products since 2001. Bennett has also been active with other organizations, serving as the chairman of the West Michigan YMCA and as the chairman of the Board of Governors for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates. He received his BS in Finance from Ferris State University.

Charles E. (Chuck) Bennett

Heather Burleigh-Flayer retired from PPG Industries as global manager for Toxicology at end of 2019. She began her career with PPG in 1991 as a manager of Toxicology for the Chemicals Group after serving as manager of the Inhalation Toxicology group at Union Carbide Corporation. During her career at PPG, Burleigh-Flayer was heavily involved in many ACA activities, including engagement in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Review of Cancer Classification for Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). Her expertise and advocacy identifying key studies showing binding of TiO2 to the liquid paint matrix resulted in significant improvement from ECHA’s initial proposal to classify all forms of paint containing TiO2 as a carcinogen. ECHA’s final classification of TiO2 was limited to powders with no classification for liquid and some solid mixtures (e.g., cured paint). Additionally, during the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Review of Painting as an Occupation (2007), she served as toxicology expert for ACA and the World Coatings Council (then-IPPIC), providing guidance during the proceedings as part of the ACA team-sponsored meta-analysis of epidemiological studies evaluating occupational exposures of painters. The results of this study, published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, did not link cancer to painting as an occupation. Burleigh-Flayer received a BS in Physiology from Michigan State University and an MS and Ph.D. in Toxicology at the University of Pittsburgh. She helped PPG receive an award from U.S. EPA in 2009 for efforts achieving superior environmental performance in screening potential risks in new products. During her career she actively participated in the National Society of Toxicology (SOT) where she made many presentations, chaired several workshops related to Occupational Health, authored an SOT position paper on the Globally Harmonized System for Classification of Chemicals, and served as president of the Occupational and Public Health Specialty Section. She and her husband, Joel Flayer, have two sons: Cameron and Garrett.

Heather Burleigh-Flayer

Steven Dearborn, retired president & CEO of Miller Paint Co., Inc., was a longtime member of ACA’s Board of Directors, chair of the PaintCare Board of Directors, and member of the PaintPAC Steering Committee and former chair. He served multiple, years-long terms on each of these groups, solidifying his leadership and commitment to the association and its programs. Dearborn, a champion of ACA’s PaintCare paint product stewardship program, received the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association’s Outstanding Industry Partner Award in 2016. He has been a particular supporter of the PaintCare program Oregon — it was the first pilot program — as well as other states, and advocated for program adoption in Washington State for many years, which was ultimately successful in 2019. Washington program operations launched in April 2021. Dearborn became president and CEO of Miller Paint in April 2000. Prior to joining the company, he was vice president of ICI Americas’ International Specialty Division and president of ICI Paints (Puerto Rico) North America for two years, and vice president for Strategic Planning and Acquisitions for two years. From 1977 to 1994, he held various roles at PPG Industries, holding five U.S. financial management positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately leaving the company as North American Marketing Director for Paint Products for PPG’s Architectural Finishes Business Unit. Dearborn earned a degree in Accounting from Bowling Green State University, and an MBA from Duquesne University. Dearborn served as co-chair of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Oregon, SW Washington, Idaho & Montana Chapter Board of Trustees, and corporate chair of the LLS 'Light the Night' campaign. He and wife Karla have two sons, Dan and Ryan, and three grandchildren: Cole, Zoey, and Aria.

Steve Dearborn

Thomas Kelly retired in December 2019 as global business director for Crosslinkers and vice president of Americas at Allnex. He began his industry career at American Cyanamid as a process control engineer and progressed through several roles, eventually becoming sales director for the company’s Amino Coatings business. When the company’s chemical business was spun off to Cytec Industries, he took on various roles at Cytec with increasing responsibility, including business director for Liquid Coatings Resins; business director for Industrial Coating Resins, Americas; and regional vice president and business director for Crosslinkers, Americas. His service to ACA and industry is evident in the numerous roles he served on ACA’s Executive Committee; Board of Directors; Budget & Finance Committee; Bylaws Committee; Industrial Coatings Council; Industry Suppliers Committee; and PaintPAC Steering Committee. Kelly received his BS in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1979 and MBA in 1987 from Tulane University. He is active in Catholic Charities of Atlanta, and Second Harvest of Atlanta. He and his wife of 40 years, Alison, have three children: Brian, Cara, and Kevin.

Thomas Kelly

Sheryl Southwell retired in February 2022 as president & CEO of Specialty Polymers, Inc, a role she served in since 2004. She initially joined the company as vice president in 1998. During her industry career, she was an active member and supporter of ACA, serving on the Industry Suppliers Committee and Architectural Coatings Council, and sponsoring many ACA events and programming. Southwell was also an active participant in the local industry and the Portland Paint and Coatings Association for many years. Prior to joining Specialty Polymers, she worked in positions of increasing responsibility at Tecan Systems, a biotech company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Southwell earned a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, with honors. She served as Board Chair on the local Strategic Economic Development Corp (SEDCOR); as Board Chair for Cascade Employers Association; and as an active participant in the Woodburn Chamber of Commerce and Woodburn Economic Development group. Southwell is an active supporter of the Woodburn Boys and Girls Club, Oregon State’s STEM outreach program for underserved youth, and the Molalla Senior Center. She and her husband Jim have been married for more than 40 years, and have one son, Chris, with whom she had the opportunity to work at Specialty Polymers for more than 10 years.

Sheryl Southwell

John Tacca retired as vice president at Wacker Polymers, Americas, in December 2021, and joined Mallard Creek Polymers as CEO in 2022. He has served for several terms over many years on ACA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, providing leadership and direction to the association, as well as on ACA’s Architectural Coatings Council and Industry Suppliers Committee. Tacca held his former role at Wacker for some 10 years, after starting with Wacker in February 2008 as Global Business Unit Manager – Dispersions. He led the Dispersions business through the transition and integration phase following Wacker’s purchase of full ownership of its former limited partnership with Air Products. Prior to joining Wacker, Tacca spent 26 years with Air Products. Tacca received a BS in Chemical Engineering with distinction from Cornell University in 1982, and an MBA from Lehigh University with a focus on Finance in 1988. He is active in the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown and Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, and serves on the MBA Advisory Council for Lehigh University. He and his wife of 38 years, Becky, have four sons, and are expecting their first two grandchildren this summer.

John Tacca

Drew Vogel, current chairman and former president and CEO of Diamond Vogel, has been an active member of ACA, serving on ACA’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Industrial Coatings Council, PaintPAC Steering Committee, and PaintCare Board of Directors over decades. For his service, he received the association’s highest honor, the George Baugh Heckel Award, in 2014. As a member of the PaintCare Original Steering Committee and PaintCare’s original Board of Directors, Vogel was instrumental in developing ACA’s paint product stewardship program, from its initial incorporation to the development and implementation of the pilot program in Oregon. He worked tirelessly to see passage of the legislation that would bring the program to Minnesota, and legislation was passed and enacted in 2013, making Minnesota the fifth state to adopt PaintCare. Vogel began his career with Diamond Vogel Paints (now Vogel Paint, Inc.) in 1973. He served in various positions with his family’s company in Des Moines, Omaha, Minneapolis, and Denver. Vogel served on the board of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, and the NOVA Paint Club, an association of international paint companies.

Drew Vogel

Industry Excellence Awards

The Industry Excellence Award is an honor that recognizes individuals who have given many years of service to the industry, during which they have served the association and industry through significant technical contributions and/or participation on ACA Issue Management Committees.

Barry Cupp retired in late 2020 as director for Product Compliance for The Sherwin-Williams Company. He was a longtime member of ACA’s Environmental Management Committee and an active member of ACA’s AIM VOC and Consumer Products Committees, helping the association develop strategies, industry positions and comments submitted to regulatory agencies. While at Sherwin-Williams he represented the company on product rules related to coatings and on regulatory amendment promulgation that focused on product sale or usage prohibitions for chemical content. In that role, Cupp was a strong advocate for his company and by proxy, the coatings industry in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Prior to joining The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cupp was a precious metal exploration geologist where he supervised grassroots gold exploration projects while developing operational and negotiating skillsets, useful for his future opportunities. He earned an MBA from Northwest Nazarene University.

Barry Cupp

Bud Equi, who retired in December 2019 as global director for R&D at Allnex, was active on numerous ACA committees over the course of three decades. These include ACA’s Air Quality Committee, AIM VOC Committee, Industrial Coatings Council, and Product Stewardship Committee. Throughout the course of his career, he was an indispensable resource for the association on issues related to coatings and indoor air quality. Of his career and engagement with ACA, Equi says: “I have had the pleasure of working in the coatings industry for over 40 years. Terrific mentors and colleagues at Rohm & Haas, Johnson Polymer and Cytec/Allnex taught me the industry and coatings technology. It was important that I was able to pay back that early education to new team members later in my career. Starting in 1979 as Account Manager in Chicago with R&H and through a variety of business and technical roles; there have been many instances to meet with customers and co-suppliers around the world. ACA and related local coatings organizations provided the opportunity to present new products and technologies, while building relationships in the industry.” Equi holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MBA in Industrial Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Bud Equi

Bob Israel recently retired as vice president of Global Sustainability at The Sherwin-Williams Company, with 30 years of experience in product stewardship, regulatory affairs, and corporate sustainability strategy over the course of his career. He worked at U.S. EPA in Washington, D.C.; served as a consultant to the chemical industry; and held product stewardship and sustainability management positions at Diversey, before becoming vice president of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs at Valspar Corporation. During his tenure at Valspar and The Sherwin-Williams Company, Israel was an active member of many ACA committees, serving as chair of the Product Stewardship and Sustainability Committees. For the latter, he was instrumental in shepherding its first few Sustainability Reports. He also worked with ACA’s Graffiti Resource Council and guided ACA’s development of the Product Category Rule series. Israel was also an advisor to ACA’s Science & Technology Committee on the association’s Big Data project. Israel also served as an advisor to the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware.

Bob Israel

Greg Johnson, retired director of legislative affairs for the Consumer Brands division at The Sherwin-Williams Company, was a force on several ACA committees. He chaired ACA’s Spray Paint Manufacturers Committee — a predecessor of the Consumer Products Committee, of which he was also a member; served on the ACA Product Stewardship, Environmental Management, and AIM VOC Committees; and chaired the Graffiti Resource Council for three terms. In all his association and industry efforts, he brought data supporting the company’s position directly to regulators. This strategy was repeatedly successful, and Johnson led the industry’s efforts when California’s Air Resources Board undertook significant changes to the aerosol coatings regulation, and in convincing U.S. EPA that a national regulation based upon the same standards was appropriate. In addition, he developed a presentation for U.S. DOT to demonstrate safety aspects of customized aerosol coatings and was a significant contributor to many presentations for air quality agencies regarding the science of the aerosol delivery system. Johnson’s efforts also focused on legislative issues at the federal level, where he organized several legislative visits for the aerosol industry to communicate with members of Congress. Johnson held many leadership positions in industry organizations including the National Aerosol Association, Western Aerosol Information Bureau, Roof Coatings Association, and the Household and Consumer Products Association.

Greg Johnson

Robert Wendoll, director of Environmental Affairs at the Dunn-Edwards Company, has focused his 41-year career there on environmental responsibility. During that time, he not only ensured the company’s full compliance with all environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, but also lead the company in minimizing and/or eliminating the use of potentially hazardous ingredients from its paints. An active member of ACA's Environmental Management and AIM VOC Committees for many years, Wendoll has been a leader in identifying vital AIM VOC issues for the association. He provided critical data and support, so that ACA could successfully work through these matters. Chief among these is the Paints and Architectural Coatings Environmental Study (PACES) project, for which he provided information and direction that helped the successful completion of this multi-year research endeavor. With his guidance, the project oversaw a life-cycle analysis to assess impacts of stringent, low-VOC regulations and the relationship between coating performance and environmental impacts and work in “Atmospheric Availability” that helped advance the scientific understanding of whether or how much of the VOCs in coatings become available in the atmosphere for ground-level ozone formation. Additionally, Wendoll was instrumental in shaping amendments to California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 1113 for Architectural Coatings, and in engagement with the California Air Resources Board on updates to the Suggested Control Measure (SCM) for Architectural Coatings, and with the numerous local air districts that implement some version of the SCM.

Robert Wendoll

In addition, ACA also honored the following individuals with Industry Excellence Awards.

Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy, retired chief legal officer and longtime general counsel for Rust-Oleum Corporation, served the industry and association for over 40 years. At ACA, he was a member of the Environmental Management Committee from 2005 to 2016; the AIM VOC Committee from 2005 to 2018; and the Consumer Products Committee from 2005 to 2018. As general counsel for Rust-Oleum Corporation, prior to the acquisition by RPM and then returning to Rust-Oleum after the acquisition, he engaged in legislative and regulatory issues proactively. Murphy was responsible for leading the industry’s initial challenges to the small container regulations in California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District; the reactivity-based aerosol coatings regulation at California’s Air Resources Board and U.S. EPA; and galvanizing the aerosol industry to defend against city ordinances to restrict the sale of aerosol coatings. He served as a member of the Graffiti Resources Council in several roles and chaired the council for more than two terms. He also served as chair of the Illinois Paint Council from 2013 to 2017, leading and participating in many legislative visits in Springfield on behalf of the paint industry.

Michael Butler

Michael Butler, retired director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs at Behr Corporation, began his career with the company over 36 years ago. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine and Western State College of Law, Butler spent his career developing and implementing policies, procedures, and programs to ensure legal compliance with applicable regulations regarding the safe handling, use, storage, and transportation of hazardous chemicals. In addition, he directed the process for identifying future environmental needs; developed comprehensive strategies to meet those needs; and provided senior management with appropriate information to guide future environmental policy and strategic direction at Behr.

Butler participated in several ACA committees including the Legal and Government Affairs, Transport, and Environmental Management Committees. He was also engaged with ACA’s California Paint Council, working closely with ACA on air quality issues that state set direction on for industry and other states. He is the recipient of the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association’s 2016 Industry Statesman Award.

Industry Achievement Award

The Industry Achievement Award is an honor given in recognition of specific contributions to the paint and coatings industry.

Pictured Center: Mike Corcoran, PPG and John Metzger, 3M, accept award

ACA presented this award to its Miscellaneous Coatings Manufacturing (MCM) Workgroup whose 13 members were instrumental in directing ACA advocacy efforts to minimize the impact of EPA’s Miscellaneous Coatings Manufacturing (MCM) MACT Standard Residual Risk and Technology Review. Because of these efforts, EPA abandoned its plans to increase the stringency of the standard. EPA had been contemplating making changes to the existing standards, including more stringent and costly stationary process tank and particulate control requirements, which would have resulted in millions of dollars of increased compliance costs to industry. ACA and its workgroup were also successful in demonstrating to EPA that increasing the stringency of the Industrial Surface Coating MACT Standards is neither necessary nor cost effective.

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The workgroup also led to a successful, years-long ACA advocacy campaign to reverse the problematic EPA “Once-in, Always-in Policy.” ACA’s engagement with Congress and EPA resulted in the agency’s withdrawal of the onerous “Once-In, Always-In” policy. EPA had applied this policy as a ‘rule,’ with binding effects on the regulated community, including very burdensome compliance costs. This policy, in effect for 13 years, required facilities to install costly add-on control equipment requiring a significant capital investment of millions of dollars per facility, plus ongoing costs, even if the facility no longer uses and emits Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). Its withdrawal will allow several coatings, ink, and adhesive manufacturing operations to discontinue the use of these expensive add-on control devices.

The following members of the workgroup were honored with the Industry Achievement Award for these efforts.

Scott Thomas, Director of Environmental Affairs, The Sherwin-Williams Company
Steven Travis, Senior Environmental Project Manager, The Sherwin-Williams Company
Edward Bochenek, Environmental Project Manager, The Sherwin-Williams Company
Michael Corcoran, Manager of Environmental Compliance, PPG Industries
Noel Pacheco, Manager of Regulatory Affairs, PPG Industries
Jeff Lee, Executive Vice President, Davis Paint Co.
John Metzger, Senior Environmental Specialist, 3M
Todd Thomas, Manager of Regulatory Affairs, ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
Brock Brownrigg, Retired CEO and Owner, Sheboygan Paint Company
Matt Pfluge, Corporate Environment Health Safety Manager, Sheboygan Paint Company
Keith Steiger, R&D Director, Sheboygan Paint Company
Jonathan Blaine, Head of Sustainability & Environmental Affairs, Henkel Corporation
Marty Gudmundson, Regional Operations Manager, Polynt



To learn more about the ACA Awards Dinner and recipients, please contact ACA’s Dorothy Brawner at or 202-290-5415.