Valspar receives John Deere supplier innovation award
Valspar is one of a handful of suppliers tapped to receive a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2013, which is awarded to suppliers who "demonstrate innovation" in a product or service provided to John Deere.
“We are honored to receive the John Deere supplier innovation award,” said Jason Bolz, Valspar’s director of global heavy machinery. “This award confirms our commitment to innovation that our customers value, and customer value is the ultimate metric we use to define success. To be recognized by a leader like John Deere is true validation of our commitment to innovation excellence.”
John Deere recognized Valspar for its Valde ECP, a two-coat powder coating system that only needs to be cured once but is especially edge-corrosion-resistant.
"The net impact is a lean and low-cost mechanism to deliver the corrosion performance required by the heavy machinery industry," explained a prepared statement.
The award selection criteria includes creativity, feasibility, collaboration and bottom-line impact. John Deere has been giving out the awards since 2010.
Alan Bernick named chief legal officer at Andersen
Andersen Corp. has promoted SVP and general counsel Alan Bernick to the post of chief legal officer.
In his new role, Bernick will maintain his current responsibilities within the Legal Department and Internal Audit Services and will take on additional oversight for the Real Estate Services department. He will retain his role as SVP and corporate secretary.
“The CLO position recognizes Alan’s expanded role at Andersen,” said Andersen chairman, president and CEO Jay Lund. “Alan is a valued member of the senior leadership team and his oversight of our more than 9 million sq. ft. of real estate is an important responsibility.”
Bernick has been with the company since 2000 and had accumulated a wealth of legal and accounting experience prior to his time there. He is an inactive certified public accountant in Minnesota and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Minnesota State Bar Association. He has been listed in "Who’s Who in American Law" and in the "Best Lawyers in America." He served on the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education from 2005 to 2010, as well as a chair of that board from 2008 to 2010.
WOLF adds new colors to decking and porch lines
With the addition of seven new colors, WOLF Home Products has expanded its line of PVC decking and porch products with double the color options.
Among the new colors for WOLF’s decking products are Weathered Ipe, Driftwood, Sandcastle, Harbor Grey and Coastal Grey. For the porch collection, Amberwood and Weathered Ipe mark two new additions to the line.
Additionally, WOLF rolled out a 25-year stain and fade warranty on all of its PVC decking products, protecting homeowners against color changes in addition to the existing warranty against cracking, splitting, cupping, peeling, flaking, termites and decay.
Thanks to a cellular PVC core with no organic fillers, WOLF’s PVC decking products are built to resist moisture, mold, mildew, scratches, rotting, warping and splitting.