|Harry Dhanjal of BASF (above) is one of two members of the automotive refinish community to be appointed to the CPCA's Board of Directors. The other is Mario Tremblay of DuPont Performance Coatings.
Toronto, Ontario -- October 17, 2012 -- The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association approved its Board of Directors for 2012-2013 at its recent Conference and Annual General Meeting in Vancouver.
“The Board continues to move forward with a strong and fully engaged Board of Directors on a new three-year strategic plan for CPCA and I am very pleased to be working with them on important issues for the paint and coatings industry in Canada,” said Dale Constantinoff, President and CEO of General Paint and Chair of the Association.
The CPCA represents Canada’s major paint and coating manufacturers, and their industry suppliers.
"This appointment is an honour. I look forward to the privilege of serving the association and the collision repair industry in general to develop and execute our strategic plan." says Harry Dhanjal, Business Manager, Refinish Division, BASF Canada.
CPCA Board of Directors are:
Dale Constantinoff, General Paint (Chair)
Tim Vogel, Cloverdale Paint (Treasurer and Chair of Finance & Audit Committee)
Darrin Noble, Home Hardware (Nominations Committee Chair)
Sharon Kelly, KelCoatings Limited
Ed Thompson, L.V. Lomas Ltd.
Mario Tremblay, DuPont Performance Coatings
Andy Doyle, American Coatings Association
Fred Veghelyi, OPC Polymers Canada
Carl Minchew, Benjamin Moore & Co. Ltd.
Rick J. Duha, The Duha Group
Andre Buisson, Boomerang Paint
Mike Klein, Dominion Color Corporation
Ron Nakamura, PPG Canada Inc.
Harry Dhanjal, BASF Canada Inc.
Claude Brosseau, AkzoNobel
The Canadian paint and coatings sector represents approximately $6 billion in sales for consumers of decorative, industrial and automotive products. More than half of the paint products are manufactured in 261 production establishments across Canada and the remainder is imported as needed.
The automotive and construction markets are among the key economic drivers in Canada generating significant economic impact. Along with decorative and protective products used in the construction industry the automotive paint refinishing sector is substantial.
The large automotive manufacturers and the collision repair industry are large users of commercial coatings. The direct and indirect jobs created by all activity in the paint and coatings sector in Canada is estimated to be 32,800.
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