ACA’s Andy Doyle Receives CPCA 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award

ACA’s Andy Doyle flanked by CPCA Chairman Tim Vogel (right) and CPCA Vice Chairman Darrin Noble (left)

Washington, D.C., May 26, 2017 — The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) presented Andy Doyle, president and CEO of the American Coatings Association (ACA), with the 2017 Roy Kennedy Outstanding Achievement Award last night during CPCA’s 104th Annual Conference and AGM in Montreal. The award is CPCA’s highest honor and is given annually to an individual who epitomizes Roy Kennedy’s dedication to the paint and coatings industry and his outstanding volunteer service to the association and its members.

Doyle joined ACA (then the National Paint & Coatings Association) in 1979 and shortly thereafter began leading the association’s efforts to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry. He has been a longstanding member of CPCA’s Board of Directors and works closely with CPCA on a range of cross border issues and leads ACA as Secretariat for the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC).

“I am thrilled to see Andy receive this recognition,” said Gary LeRoux, CPCA president and CEO. “Andy’s vision, leadership and commitment to the ACA and the paint and coatings industry have been critical elements to past and current successes in the industry.”

Doyle began his career as a lawyer and ascended to lead ACA for more than 30 years. He has been at the forefront of significant changes in the industry, including considerable consolidation, product stewardship and myriad regulatory challenges.

Past recipients of the Roy Kennedy Outstanding Achievement Award include André Buisson, President of Société Laurentide; Product Care Association’s President Mark Kurschner; Dale Constantinoff; President and CEO of General Paint Corporation; and Beauti-tone’s Chief Executive, Darrin Noble.

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. The organization represents paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, and technical professionals. 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.

Since 1913, the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has represented Canada’s major paint and coatings manufacturers, and their industry suppliers and distributors in three primary product categories: architectural paints, industrial products and automotive coatings. In Canada, CPCA members have more than 260 paint manufacturing establishments, own more than 3,000 retail outlets, supply products to another 5,000 retail stores and more than 7,500 auto body shops. This represents annual retail sales of more than $10 billion, employing directly and indirectly 31,800 employees.