Washington, D.C., April 5, 2022 —  The American Coatings Association (ACA) recognized industry members with awards presented during its Awards Dinner, held prior to the American Coatings Show in Indianapolis.

The following recipients were honored at the Awards Dinner.

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 and his exemplary contributions to ACA and the paint and coatings industry.

Industry Excellence Award

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.

Michael Butler

Barry Cupp

Bud Equi

Bob Israel

Greg Johnson

Mike Murphy

Robert Wendoll

Industry Achievement Award

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

This award was presented collectively to members of ACA’s Miscellaneous Coatings Manufacturing Workgroup.

Scott Thomas

Steven Travis

Edward Bochenek

Michael Corcoran

Noel Pacheco

Jeff Lee

John Metzger

Todd Thomas

Brock Brownrigg

Matt Pfluge

Keith Steiger

Jonathan Blaine

Marty Gudmundson

Industry Statesman Award

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

Charles E. (Chuck) Bennett

Heather Burleigh-Flayer

Steven Dearborn

Thomas Kelly

Sheryl Southwell

John Tacca

Drew Vogel

More information and photos of the award recipients is available at https://www.paint.org/aca-events/awards-2022/. Photos will be provided upon request. Please send photo inquiries to Danielle Chalom at dchalom@paint.org.

The American Coatings Association (ACA) is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. ACA serves as an advocate and ally for members on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues, and provides forums for the advancement and promotion of the industry through educational and professional development services.