Our CEO Forum continues to be one of our most popular articles (p. 70). This annual feature offers insight from some of the top players in the coatings industry from PPG, AkzoNobel, Axalta and BASF and also is rounded out by some small- and medium-sized companies. What started in 2014 as a relatively modest interview between two CEOs, has grown exponentially over the past four years. This year we are proud to announce we have 11 CEOs in the forum, representing some of the top industry players from the U.S., Europe and Asia.
We’d like to take the time to not only thank the CEOs who have participated in the forum multiple times, but also welcome this year’s newcomers including CEOS from Cromology (France), Berger Paints (India), Carpoly and Taiho Paint (China).
We hope the forum will continue to grow in the years to come.
Also in this issue is our American Coatings Show Preview (p. 102) and Exhibitor Guide (p. 109). We hope if you are planning on attending the show you will use this as a resource to make the most out of the Conference and Show.
As we have done in the past, the Coatings World team will be both exhibiting and reporting live from the show floor. If you plan on attending the ACS please be sure to stop by our booth. For those that will not be able to make it to Indianapolis, Coatings World will be reporting Live From the Show. Be sure to go to our website, www.coatingsworld.com to sign up for these daily e-mail updates.