The Chemical Coaters Association International, or CCAI, honored members for service and dedication during their 2010 Annual Meeting held in Sarasota, Fla., earlier this year. Long-time CCAI member, Dave Wright of Galaxy Associates, was awarded the CCAI 2010 James F. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of dedication and service at both the national and chapter level. The award, named for Dave’s father who was instrumental in the start up of CCAI back in the early 1970s, meant a great deal to Dave.

Wright served on both the CCAI chapter and national boards of directors, including stints on both as president. He has served on various committees throughout the years and he still serves the Wisconsin chapter as secretary/treasurer, sending out monthly meeting notices, collecting registrations and working to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

“Dave Wright has been the glue of the Wisconsin chapter, and his commitment to both the chapter and national CCAI has helped both prosper and grow over the years,” said Larry Melgary of Northern Coatings & Chemicals. “We wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for Dave Wright.”