Axalta and NAPA Canada Celebrate 60-Year Relationship

Axalta and NAPA Canada Celebrate 60-Year Relationship

NAPA hosted Axalta executives at its Canadian headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, providing a facility tour and program to commemorate the occasion.
Left to right: Representing NAPA Canada, Alain Masse, president of UAP Inc.; Eric Léveillé, vice president, CMAX and Paint & Body Supplies; Tom Hunt, vice president, Product Development; representing Axalta, Robert Searle, refinish product and marketing manager – Axalta Canada; Benoit Goulet, regional sales manager, Quebec/Atlantic – Axalta Canada; Brent Jamieson, Axalta North America sales director; and Troy Weaver, Axalta business director, pose with Axalta’s gift to NAPA titled “Winter Evening, St-Lawrence Boulevard” by Montreal artist Richard Montpetit. Photo by Eve Richard (

Axalta Coating Systems announced that it recently honored its 60-year partnership with NAPA Canada at its Canadian headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

NAPA hosted Axalta executives, providing a facility tour and program to commemorate the occasion. Troy Weaver, Axalta business director, Alain Masse, NAPA Canada president and other leaders celebrated the significant milestone and discussed the importance of the Canadian marketplace.

“We appreciate doing business with our longtime partner Axalta,” said Masse. “We are excited about this anniversary and foresee only great things to come from this ongoing relationship.”

Added Weaver, “We are proud to call NAPA Canada one of our long-standing customers. I look forward to seeing this relationship continue to blossom for another 60 years and beyond.”

The year 2016 is a year of milestones for Axalta Coating Systems’ Canadian operations. The company recently celebrated 60 years of production at its Ajax, Ontario, plant and 150 years in the coatings industry.

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