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CCAI Presents Awards at Annual Meeting; Announces Board of Directors and Officers for 2019-2020

Monday, July 8, 2019  
Posted by: Leslie Muck

During the 2019 CCAI Annual Meeting in Hilton Head, South Carolina, the Chemical Coaters Association International held their annual awards ceremony to recognize the CCAI Chapter Users and Suppliers of the Year and announce the 2019 James F. & David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. CCAI also announced its 2018-19 National Board of Directors & Officers.

In its 13th year, the prestigious James F. & David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award continues to be CCAI’s highest honor and is awarded to deserving members of the association that have dedicated years of service to CCAI and the industrial finishing industry. This year, Sam Woehler of George Koch Sons LLC was named the recipient of this significant honor. Sam has been a member of CCAI for 14 years, serving on the National Board of Directors for the past 13 years.  He has served in all officer positions and was the CCAI National president from 2012-2014. He was instrumental in launching the newly founded CCAI Finishing Education Foundation, contributed as an author to several CCAI training manuals and was heavily involved in the research and decision for CCAI to become a partner of FABTECH. As a CCAI Corporate member contact, he ensures his company supports all CCAI programming, chapters, events and initiatives and encourages staff participation. Woehler’s guidance and demeanor over the years have been a tremendous asset in helping CCAI move to the next level. Sam graciously accepted this award and commented, “I treasure my experience with CCAI.  Learning from and working with knowledgeable and committed professionals who are willing to share expertise and improve our industry, do things the right way, is energizing. To be recognized among this group is a tremendous and completely unexpected honor.”

CCAI also honored its Chapter User and Supplier of the Year recipients at the awards ceremony.  Each year, chapters recognize a User and Supplier member for their service and dedication to their respective chapter. Chapters are the cornerstone of the association and CCAI is grateful for the tremendous efforts of those who continue to support its mission to build a better finishing industry. 

The 2018-19 Chapter Award winners are:  Central States ChapterFrank Laster, A-1 Paint Powder and Sandblasting LLC and Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons LLC; Georgia ChapterWayne Pettyjohn, Georgia Power Company; Las Vegas ChapterTony Sclafani, AR Iron, LLC and Sercy Spears, TIGER Drylac, Inc. USA; Northern Illinois ChapterMatt Ambrose, Henkel Corporation; Salt Lake City ChapterGinny Phommavongsay, Martin Door Mfg.; Southern California Chapter - Shivie Dhillon, Sundial Powder Coating,  Tony Sclafani, AR Iron, LLC and Luis Hernandez, Coral Chemical Co.; Twin Cities ChapterMark Walsworth, Retired and Jim Henningsen, Troy Chemical; West Michigan Chapter – In memory of Herb Knape, Knape Industries Inc., and Jason Meekof, Industrial Metal Cleaning; and Wisconsin ChapterJustin Jarmuz, Wacker Neuson Corp. and Matt Roeser, DuBois Chemical Co.

CCAI is very pleased to have the leadership of the following individuals who continue to serve on the National Board of Directors for 2019-2020:

President:  Bill Oney, Therma-Tron-X, Inc. – Wisconsin Chapter
Vice President: Duane Fudge, Chemetall US, Inc. - Unaffiliated
Treasurer:  Tony Sclafani, AR Iron, LLC – Las Vegas Chapter
Recent Past President: Ron Lum, Coral Chemical Co. – Southern California Chapter

In addition to the officers, serving on the National Board of Directors for the 2019-20 year will be: Kevin Coursin, George Koch Sons, LLC – Northern Illinois Chapter; Shivie Dhillon, SunDial Powder Coatings – Southern California Chapter; Jim Gallagher, Harley-Davidson Motor Co. - Wisconsin Chapter; Russ Green, Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc. – Northern Ohio Chapter; Loren Keene, Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg. LLC – Central States Chapter; Dan Labrecque, Tiger Drylac USA, Inc. – West Michigan Chapter; Todd Luciano, Products FinishingGreater Cincinnati Chapter; Jim Malloy, Kolene Corp. – Southeast Michigan Chapter; Mark Walsworth, Retired – Twin Cities Chapter; Bob Warren, Retired – West Michigan Chapter; Jeff Watson, Custom Chemicals of Texas, Texas Chapter; Sam Woehler, George Koch Sons, LLC – Unaffiliated; Serving as Ex-officio Board member is Larry Melgary, Northern Coatings & Chemical – Wisconsin Chapter.