CCAI recognizes award recipients at annual event


During the 2022 CCAI Annual Meeting in Avon, Colorado, the Chemical Coaters Association International held their annual awards ceremony to recognize the CCAI Chapter Users and Suppliers of the Year and announce the 2022 James F. & David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Bill Oney

The prestigious James F. & David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award continues to be CCAI’s highest honor and is awarded to deserving members of the association who have dedicated years of service to CCAI and the industrial finishing industry. This year the recipient was Bill Oney, who retired from Therma-Tron-X, Inc. in October 2021. Oney has been a CCAI member for the past 23 years. He is an active member of the Wisconsin Chapter and has served as its president, was a contributor to CCAI’s Powder Coating and System Design training manuals, and shared his expertise at many technical and educational events. Oney has served on the CCAI National Board for 13 years, including every role on the CCAI Executive Committee.

“Of all the organizations I have belonged to over the years, CCAI is the most rewarding in that our mission is to give back to our industry by providing educational opportunities and great networking,” Oney said. “I am humbled and very grateful to be recognized alongside a long list of great people who have received this prestigious award. I knew Dave Wright personally and worked with him for many years and to be given this award is an absolute honor. I am extremely thankful for our family of members within CCAI, for everything that CCAI stands for, and all that it has achieved.”

Bob Bonsall

CCAI also honored its Chapter User and Supplier of the Year recipients at the awards ceremony. Each year, chapters identify a user and supplier member for their service and dedication to their respective chapter.

The 2022 Chapter Award winners are:

  • Twin Cities Chapter: Bob Bonsall, Nordic Ware Inc., and Joel Lynch, Diamond Vogel, Inc.
  • West Michigan Chapter: Terre Bennett, DeWys Manufacturing, and Tom Farrington, The Sherwin-Williams Co.
  • Wisconsin Chapter: Matt Diker, Mercury Marine.