The Western Coatings Symposium (WCS) honored two people with the Samson-Adler Distinguished Service Award at their biennial meeting in Las Vegas, being held October 21-23.
The 2012 recipient is John Buckinger and the 2013 recipient is Jarry Moore.
Buckinger had a long and successful career in the coatings industry. Prior to retirement, he converted Miller Paint to a wholly employee-owned company by establishing an ESOP (Employee Stock-Ownership Program).
The 2013 Samson-Adler Distinguished Service Award recipient, Jarry Moore, had a career in the coatings industry that included 25 years at Ribelin. He was also one of the founder of the Arizona Society for Coating Technology.