CCAI Announces 2016-2017 Award Winners at Annual Meeting

During the 2017 CCAI Annual Meeting in New Mexico, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) held its Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize the CCAI Chapter User and Supplier of the Year and announce the 2017 James F. and David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award.

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During the 2017 CCAI Annual Meeting in New Mexico, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) held its Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize the CCAI Chapter User and Supplier of the Year and announce the 2017 James F. and David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award.

CCAI’s highest accolade, the prestigious James F. & David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented this year to Kevin Coursin of Engineered Finishing Systems for his dedication and commitment to the association. CCAI has honored twelve recipients in the eleven years it has presented this award. 

Coursin joined CCAI in 2003, and during his 14 years of membership, he has been incredibly active, serving his chapter as treasurer and acting as a member of the chapter board for many years. Coursin regularly attends chapter events and ensures his staff is involved in all chapter events and activities.  In addition to supporting his local chapter, he has served on the CCAI National Board for ten years; he has served in all of the National officer’s positions, including National President and currently serves as chair of CCAI’s Membership Committee.

Upon receipt of this respected award, Coursin remarked "I would like to thank CCAI for bestowing the James F. and David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award upon me. It is a great feeling to be recognized by your peers for work put in on behalf of the organization. It is a great honor to be counted among the best in the finishing industry who have already received this award. We, and all the staff at CCAI continuously work towards a common goal of improving our industry. I hope to continue to serve CCAI for many years and help the association achieve many more of our goals. Thank you again for this honor."

The association 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 foundation on which the association is built, CCAI says, and it is grateful for the service and dedication of those who continue to support its mission to build a better finishing industry.

The 2016-17 Chapter Award winners are: 

  • Central States Chapter – Nathan Finney, IHD Powdercoat Services Inc. and Josh Gilmore, IntelliFinishing;
  • Georgia Chapter – Derek Dennis, Matrix Powder Technology;
  • Iowa/Central Illinois Chapter – Seth Padilla, Macon of Kewanee and Kevin Irving, AZZ Metal Coatings;
  • Las Vegas Chapter – Tony Sclafani, AR Iron LLC and Sercy Spears, Coral Chemical Co.;
  • Northern Illinois Chapter – Kevin Coursin, Engineered Finishing Systems;
  • Salt Lake City Chapter – Ginny Phommavongsay, Martin Door Manufacturing and Ron Lum, Coral Chemical Co.;
  • Southern California Chapter – Shivie Dhillon, Sundial Powder Coating and Antonio Tapia, Coral Chemical Co.;
  • Twin Cities Chapter – Angela Kokesh, Life Fitness and Pat Cullen, Cullen Equipment LLC;
  • West Michigan Chapter – Marc Sanchez, Techno-Coat Inc. and Dale Mulder, ChemQuest Inc.; and
  • Wisconsin Chapter – Will Hochschild, Wacker Neuson Corp. and Terry Welch, Prime Coatings Co.

 

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