The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has announced this year’s recipient of its highest honour, the Roy Kennedy Outstanding Achievement Award, is Andy Doyle, president and CEO of the American Coatings Association (ACA). The award will be presented at CPCA’s 104th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting in Montreal on May 24 to 25, 2017.
CPCA says it presents this award each year 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 in 1982 and shortly thereafter began leading the association’s efforts to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it.
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 the secretariat for the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) dealing with significant global issues impacting the industry around the world.
Doyle began his career as a lawyer and quickly moved to association management and arguably found his niche as the effective leader of the ACA for more than 30 years. He has been at the forefront of huge changes in the industry such as massive consolidation, ever increasing stewardship and related regulatory challenges, and world leading technology innovation.
“I am thrilled to see Andy receive this recognition,” Gary LeRoux, CPCA’S president and CEO said in a statement . “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.”
Past award recipients include André Buisson, President of Société Laurentide; Product Care Association’s president Mark Kurschner; Dale Constantinoff; president and CEO of General Paint Corporation; and Beautitone’s chief executive, Darrin Noble.
For more information about the conference and registration, visit CPCA Conference and AGM 2017.