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Tom Dunkin: ‘Always Do the Right Thing’

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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What do Thomas Dunkin Sr. and SSPC’s Industrial Painting Committee have in common? Both were mentors to Thomas M. Dunkin II, this year’s SSPC Honorary Life Member.

Tom Dunkin video

The Life Member title, SSPC’s highest honor, caps Dunkin’s 50 years in industrial painting. He is a former member of SSPC’s Board of Governors and executive committee and has held countless leadership roles in the organization. Still, it is the committee and his father to whom Dunkin gives the credit.

In a recent video interview with JPCL editor Karen Kapsanis at SSPC 2011, Dunkin & Bush’s “TDII” discusses his mentors, his transition plans, his definition of success, and how his company went from being the smallest member of the Industrial Painting Committee to the largest.

Some Dunkinisms:

On His Dad: “He got my moral compass straightened out real early in life.”

On Relationships: “Relationships are what will get you through the rough patches—‘cause there always will be rough patches in your business.”

On Success: “Always do the right thing.”

On Transitions: “So many of us are in business, and we never think about how to get out, and we just grind it out. And one day, you get old and you didn’t plan for succession.”

View Tom Dunkin on Achieving Success in the Coatings Industry.

   

Tagged categories: Contractors; Dunkin & Bush; Protective coatings; SSPC

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