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ACA Names New Chairman, VP & Treasurer

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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American manufacturers of coatings have elected two leaders with more than 70 years in combined experienced to serve on the industry association’s board of directors.

The American Coatings Association has announced Charles W. “Charlie” Shaver, chairman and CEO of Axalta Coating Systems will serve as ACA Chairman, and Charles E. “Chuck” Bennett, chairman of Randolph Products Inc. and Vice Chairman of Dixie Chemical Company, will serve as ACA Vice Chairman & Treasurer.

Charles Shaver and Charles Bennett

(Left) Charles W. Shaver and Charles E. Bennett have been elected to serve two-year terms on the American Coatings Association's Board of Directors.

“We’re delighted to have Charlie and Chuck as our new officers,” said ACA President Andy Doyle. “Both gentlemen are extraordinary and experienced leaders committed to the growth and well-being of the paint and coatings industry.”

Both Shaver and Bennett will serve two-year terms on ACA’s Board, ending in April 2018.

Leadership History

Shaver has spent over 35 years in the global petrochemical, oil and gas industry.

He began his career with the Dow Chemical Company serving in a series of operational, engineering and business positions from 1980 to 1996.

Shaver moved on to hold various leadership roles with General Chemical and Arch Chemicals.

Prior to leading Axalta, he was CEO and president of the TPC Group from 2004 to 2011.

Similarly, Bennett has had a career devoted to the industry, beginning in 1979 with a position at Guardsman Products. He held various positions at Guardsman, and was CEO and president upon his departure in 1996, when the company was sold to Lily Industries.

At that time, he founded Polymer Products Inc., a company that manufactured coatings resins. Two years later, he sold the company and served as Cook Composites and Polymers’ CEO until 2008. He was Dixie Chemicals’ CEO from 2009 to 2015. He has been an equity partner involved in various management roles at Randolph Products since 2001.

About ACA

The ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association representing paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, and technical professionals.

ACA serves as an advocate and ally for members on legislative, regulatory and judicial issues, and provides forums for the advancement and promotion of the industry through educational and professional development services.


Tagged categories: American Coatings Association (ACA); Associations; Personnel

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