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Meet the Prestige Judges: David Boyd

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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The deadline for nominations for the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards is approaching quickly, and this week PaintSquare Daily News profiles the last of the esteemed judges who will determine the awardees in the Top People and Top Innovations categories of the program.

David R. Boyd is the chairman of the board of Vulcan Painters Inc., a southeastern U.S. painting contracting business founded in 1952 that specializes in commercial and industrial painting projects as well as blasting and coating of structural steel and sewer pipe. The business has two companies with approximately 100 employees.

David Boyd

David Boyd, chairman of the board of Vulcan Painters Inc., will serve as a judge for the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards.

Vulcan Pipe and Steel Coatings Inc., founded in 1983, specializes in coatings and linings for ductile iron, steel and concrete pipe, as well as shop coating of fabricated structures and parts, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vulcan Painters. 

Boyd has held multiple professional affiliations and titles, including:

  • Co-chair of the District Council 77 Training Fund, covering training of craft workers in five southern states and approximately 3,000 workers, from 2000 to 2014;
  • Member of the board of Axxiom Manufacturing;
  • Past chairman of the Industrial Painting Committee (IPC);
  • Past president of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), Southeastern Council;
  • Past president, of the PDCA Birmingham Chapter; and
  • Member of SSPC, NACE, Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama and the Associated General Contractors of Alabama.

Boyd served as co-secretary of 5th District Painting, Decorating and Drywall Apprenticeship and Manpower Training Fund from 1991 to 1994. This fund covered nine states and 6,000 to 8,000 craft workers.

Awards and Honors

Boyd won the Honorary Life Member award for 2012 from the Board of Governors of SSPC—the Society's highest award, given in recognition of lifetime achievement. Boyd was one of 24 individuals to receive Clive Hare Honors, awarded to thought leaders who have advanced the technology of protective and marine coatings in the past decade and showcased in the JPCL special issue “Top Thinkers,” in August 2012.

In 2010 Boyd received the John D. Keane Award of Merit; acknowledging outstanding leadership and significant contribution to the development of the protective coatings industry and to SSPC. (John D. Keane served SSPC as its executive director from 1957 to 1984). In 2007 he received the SSPC Education Award for exceptional contribution to the coatings industry; in 2004 he received the “Who’s Who in Construction” award given by the Birmingham Business Journal, to top business leaders in the Birmingham Metro Area; and in 1994 and again in 2009, Boyd was given the Good Guy award by the Industrial Painting Committee of SSPC.

Boyd developed a training program for painters that formed the basis of the one used today by District Council 77 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), which includes the southeastern states of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. He is a founding member of the committee that established SSPC’s Painting Contractor Certification Program in 1986. Boyd participated in SSPC’s Workforce Summit as a member of its Education Program Advisory Committee and was a participant in SSPC’s Strategic Planning Survey.

He has written multiple articles for JPCL, including “How CAS Training Fits into Shop Painting in the Future,” (September 2012) and “Radical Change: The Past 25 Years in the Coatings Industry,” (August 2009).

About the Awards
The PaintSquare Prestige Awards are divided into three major categories: Top People, Top Innovations and Top Products. Each category includes a series of awards for people working in a given capacity and for products that fulfill a given role on a protective coatings project.
With a focus on the professionals who make the industry work and the coatings and equipment that are used every day in the field, the program is accepting nominations through June 15. Nominations for people are at no cost.
Voting will commence after the publication of the fall issue of PaintSquare Press, in which nominees will be listed; winners will be announced in the winter issue of PSP.


Tagged categories: AF; AS; Asia Pacific; Awards and honors; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Latin America; NA; North America; OC; Paint application; PaintSquare Prestige Awards; Program/Project Management; Protective Coatings; SA; Surface preparation equipment

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