Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News


August 10, 2005

● Honda of America Mfg. presented DuPont Kansai Automotive Coatings (DKAC) its 2002 Production
Support Award, recognizing DuPont’s continuous production support of Honda’s electrocoat program.
DuPont supplies the majority of topcoats for Honda manufacturing operations in North
America. The company converted one of Honda’s electrocoat tanks to a lead-free product and will
convert two additional e-coat tanks to a lead-free product by the end of the year, according to company
The company was also recognized for exceeding Honda’s expectations from both a plant and laboratory
DuPont was the only paint manufacturer to receive an award at the ceremonies held in
Columbus, OH in March. (Photo: Joseph Augugliaro, DuPont Kansai marketing vice president, and
John Czarnik, DKAC senior account manager, receive the award from Koki Hirashima, president and
CEO of Honda of America Mfg. and Larry Jutte, senior vice president and general manager of Honda
America Mfg.

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