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British Coatings Federation Taps New President

Monday, May 14, 2018

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The British Coatings Federation, which represents members of the paints, printing inks, powder coatings and wallcoverings industries in the United Kingdom, welcomed its new president, David Beckford, at its annual conference May 3.

Beckford, managing director of Pronto Industrial Paints (Chesterfield, England), succeeds Vincent O'Sullivan, of PPG Architectural Coatings, who served as president of BCF for the standard two-year term. Beckford served as vice president of the association during the 2016-18 term. 

Vinicent O'Sullivan and David Beckford

David Beckford, of Pronto Industrial Paints (right), has offically taken the reins as president of the British Coatings Federation, a position held for the past two years by Vincent O'Sullivan, of PPG Architectural Coatings.

Pronto is a manufacturer of industrial and commercial coatings, including primers, heavy machinery coatings, auto refinish paints and coatings for structural steel.

“The coatings industry faces a number of challenges, including the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the [defense] of TiO2 and continued pressure on raw material prices," Beckford said. "It’s in times like these we need our trade associations, and I know the BCF will continue to work hard on our behalf to ensure that we have the support and knowledge to be able to adapt accordingly, so that we continue to grow and prosper as an association and industry.”

Beckford will serve a two-year term as president. According to BCF, the assocation includes the suppliers of 95 percent of the U.K.'s coatings sold annually.


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