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After two years in the role as President of Nova Paint, John Falder, who is also Chairman of HMG Paints in Manchester, UK is handing over the reins to Jeff Powell, CEO and President of Diamond Vogel, which is headquartered in Orange City, Iowa, US.
Nova Paint consists of 13 members worldwide. Each one is independent and a leader in their own nation or region. Together they employ more than 10,000 people and sell around US$3bn worth of products every year. Nova membership gives a window on the world to national companies who are buying and selling in global markets. At twice-yearly Nova conferences, CEOs meet informally to share best practice and hear from international speakers from both within and outside of the paint industry.
Every two years Nova members vote for a President from within the membership. New President, Jeff Powell was voted in at Nova’s 40th Anniversary Conference which took place in Orange City, Iowa, US in October 2023.
Handing over the presidency, John Falder said: “It’s been a real honour to be the figurehead of a group that really has a passion for paint and the people that make and use paint. I’m particularly proud to have celebrated 40 years of Nova activity this year and I’m sure Jeff will steer us into the next 40 years with skill and care.”
Jeff says: “It’s an honour to be taking over the reins from John who has led Nova with passion and integrity for the past two years. We’re an incredibly dynamic collection of businesses and I’m looking forward to leading us into some exciting new developments over the next couple of years.
“Watch this space for some major announcements about how we’re planning to bring the worldwide paint and coatings industry together to achieve some significant impacts on climate change.”
More information about Nova and its members can be found at https://www.novapaint.org.
Main image caption: Jeff Powell, new President of Nova Paint and CEO and President of Diamond Vogel (left) and John Falder, outgoing President of Nova Paint and Chairman of HMG Paints (right)