CPCA Appoints Three New Board Members
Last week, the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association announced that, at a recent Board of Directors meeting, three new board member nominations were unanimously approved. The new appointments include Roula Hanna (KRONOS Worldwide), Jake Jevric (Lorama Group) and Elizabeth Rice (AkzoNobel).
While the change was effective immediately, Governance Committee Chair Steve Veroba of Benjamin Moore said the new members will proceed to full membership for confirmation at the next Annual General Meeting. The AGM will be held at the CPCA's 110th Annual Conference at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Queen’s Landing, from May 24-25.
“The nominees all have deep roots in the coatings industry, and each brings invaluable experience that will help the CPCA Board set the direction for the Association in the coming years,” commented Darrin Noble, President, and COO of Cloverdale Paint and CPCA Board Chair.
About the New Members
According to the CPCA’s release, Hanna is currently the Key Account Manager at KRONOS Worldwide. She has been working for the company since 2001 on titanium dioxide sales for several industries, including coatings, from sales to technical support and regulatory affairs.
Previously, she began her career in 1997 in her first position, providing technical services for the inks and coatings sectors. Hanna holds a master’s degree in polymer chemistry from Université de Montréal.
Jevric reportedly brings 21 years of experience from the coatings industry, currently heading the Business Unit for North America, Global Marketing & Distribution for Lorama Group. Prior to this position, he spent 13 years with L.V. Lomas as marketing manager for industrial and fine chemicals.
The CPCA reports that he was active as Chair in the Toronto Society for Coatings Technology for nine years and, more recently in 2013, helped establish CPCA’s online CoatingsTECH training course based on the extensive work by TOSCOT over many decades.
Jevric has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Ryerson University, as well as an MBA from the Rotman School of Management in marketing, finance and strategy.
Rice’s work as AkzoNobel’s North American Manager for Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs engages her in all aspects of the business divisions related to ongoing regulatory work in the 50 states and at the federal level in both the United States and Canada.
The Association adds that her past work and support of CPCA’s technical committees on key legislative and regulatory files makes her “an ideal board member.” Rice earned a degree in political science from the Ohio State University and an MBA in Business from Franklin University.