Valspar Employee Rick Park Inducted into NAPCA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Rick Park for his many years of service in the Pipe Coating industry

Valspar employee Rick Park has been inducted into the National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators (NAPCA) Hall of Fame at their national convention held April 13-16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Park, who will celebrate 19 years with Valspar in June, has been instrumental in his efforts to make Valspar the North American leader in the pipe coatings market.

“Thanks to Rick’s continued diligence working with pipe coating applicators throughout his career, Valspar has become the predominant pipe coating supplier in the United States. His leadership has been instrumental in helping Valspar expand this key market segment,” said Karl Jorgenrud, VP & GM, Global Functional Coatings.

For more than 50 years, Valspar has been protecting pipelines in the most demanding operating environments. Designed for application on a wide variety of pipe sizes and wall thicknesses, Valspar Pipeclad coatings assure consistent field performance with outstanding resistance to cracking, cold flow and softening over a wide temperature range. With Valspar Pipeclad, coated pipe is able to stand up to a wide range of chemicals, providing around-the-clock protection against the caustic effects of corrosion. Learn more about our Pipe and Valve coatings @

NAPCA, founded in 1965, is a North American organization that represents plant-applied pipe coating companies worldwide and promotes in-plant manufacturing efficiencies standardized protective coating practices to help applicators meet oftentimes complex environmental and safety compliance requirements. They host annual events where members can work together to maintain the general welfare of the pipe coating industry and attend presentations by leading professionals regarding innovative manufacturing practices and new coating products.

Valspar is proud of Rick’s entry into the NAPCA Hall of Fame as this prestigious award is only presented to people who have had dedicated and distinguished careers in the pipe coating industry. He is also the first Valspar employee to be elected into the NAPCA Hall of Fame in five years. “It’s folks like Rick who maintain Valspar’s enduring spirit of innovation by helping his customers meet precise specifications for product performance and protection,” said Paul McCrory, Director of Sales, Protective Coatings.