ACA’s Steve Sides Among CPCA Honorees at CPCA 105th Annual Conference


CPCAACA’s Steve Sides, Vice President of Global Affairs and Chief Science Officer, received the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association’s (CPCA) Industry Achievement Award at the association’s 105th Annual Conference held May 23-24 in Toronto, Ontario. Sides was recognized during the 2018 CPCA Annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner held at the Hockey Hall of Fame on May 24.

CPCA’s Industry Achievement Award is presented to an individual or an organization that has demonstrated exceptional achievement in advancing the interests of the industry and the association’s objectives. Over a career in industry spanning more than 30 years, Sides has led numerous efforts on behalf of the ACA to advance the interests of the coatings industry not only in the United States and Canada and around the world with his extensive involvement in the Secretariat for the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC), an organization representing coatings associations globally.

“It is essential that we recognize individuals in the industry for their support of the industry, both in terms of what they do for the companies they represent and their support on important issues that benefit the entire industry,” commented Gary LeRoux, CPCA President, and CEO.

CPCA also presented Industry Achievement Awards to Erik Bos of Sansin Corporation, Chris Currie of John E. Goudey Manufacturing Ltd., and Eric Vaillancourt of CANLAK.

The association also recognized seven individuals who are retiring from their respective companies and have made a significant contribution to their companies and the industry, with the Industry Statesman Award. The 2018 recipients were Ron Nakamura of PPG Canada; Ed Thompson of L.V. Lomas; Jeff Danneman of REICHHOLD; Jean-Guy Rosa of PPG Canada; Ed Linton of Cloverdale Paint; Laura Johnston of Axalta; and Rennie Herry of Goudey.

CPCA’s highest honor, the Roy Kennedy Award, was presented to Pete Wilkinson, Publisher of Canadian Finishing and Coatings Magazine (CFCM) who has been a fixture in the Canadian finishing and coatings industry for many years. The Roy Kennedy Award recognizes an individual who epitomizes Roy Kennedy’s dedication to the paint and coatings industry and their outstanding volunteer service to the association and its members. Through the CFCM articles, stories and coverage of important events Wilkinson has helped bring the industry together and raised the profile of the many contributions made by CPCA member companies.