Sherwin-Williams Earns Four JPCL Prestige Awards

Company takes top awards for excellence in talent, products and projects

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CLEVELAND (April 11, 2022) – Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine prevailed in the 2021 JPCL Prestige Awards program with four notable wins, bringing home top awards for expert talent, product innovations and outstanding contributions to coatings projects. The annual JPCL Prestige Awards program recognizes influential individuals, impactful products and the most noteworthy projects completed over the last year in the protective and marine coatings industry.

“The Sherwin-Williams team had an impressive showing in this year’s JPCL Prestige Awards program with key wins in categories that help to shape the continued success and growth of the protective coatings industry,” said Bryan Draga, Global Vice President of Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine. “From expert industry leaders to innovative products that solve persistent market challenges to projects that rely on our skilled professionals and advanced coatings solutions, Sherwin-Williams already holds high prestige in the market. But it’s very nice to be recognized for it, as well.”

From expert industry leaders to innovative products that solve persistent market challenges to projects that rely on our skilled professionals and advanced coatings solutions, Sherwin-Williams already holds high prestige in the market. But it’s very nice to be recognised for it, as well.

Bryan Draga

Global Vice President of Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine earned the following 2021 JPCL Prestige Awards:

  • Top People honorees demonstrate numerous qualities related to their impact on the protective and marine coatings industry, as well as their personal achievement, professional influence and contributions to the community. Carl Burrell, Global Product Director – Fire, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine, won the award for his leadership in the fire protection market, commitment to educating the industry about best fireproofing practices, contribution to critical industry standards and mentorship inside and outside the industry. Burrell is responsible for leading the development, testing and market strategy for the company’s full line of FIRETEX® FX intumescent coatings.
  • Top Innovation winners include technologies or products that offer better performing solutions for existing industry challenges. FasTop™ Multi Systems from Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring won this award based on its performance, durability and ease of application. The tough, long-lasting polyurethane flooring solutions hold up against repeated wear, can be easily cleaned and disinfected, and are resistant to chemicals, abrasions, slips, heat, steam and moisture. Enhancing installation ease and aesthetics, the FasTop Multi Systems portfolio features new, finer aggregate blends that improve flow and leveling during application.
  • The Top Product in the Coating for Steel category was voted on by JPCL readers, with Fluorokem® HS 100 from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine earning the distinction. This premium, two-component fluoropolymer urethane coating is ultradurable, meaning it extends maintenance and repainting life cycles, thus providing long-term cost benefits and enhanced uptime over the life of an asset. The coating provides exceptional color and gloss retention that significantly outperforms conventional urethanes, even under severe environmental exposures and/or extreme weather conditions. The coating is attractive and ideal for use on highly visible steel and concrete surfaces.
  • Top Project awards recognize parties involved in notable industrial protective coatings projects completed in 2020 across various industries. The application of a durable protective coating on The Providence, a new 500-ton lift capacity floating dry dock for Biblia Marine Towing and Transportation, earned the project team the top award. The team included Biblia, shipbuilder and applicator Conrad Shipyard, engineering firm JMS Naval Architects and Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine. The application of an edge-retentive, ultra-high solids epoxy amine coating system from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine is expected to triple Biblia’s maintenance intervals – to 15 to 20 years – for the new floating dry dock compared to the five to seven years the company realized when using a traditional polyamine-cured epoxy coating.


Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine delivers smart asset protection and unmatched commercial, technical and specification service to customers in a wide array of markets, including Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater, Bridge & Highway, Steel Fabrication, Flooring, Food & Beverage, Mining, Rail, Marine, Power Generation and Fire Protection. From alkyds to zincs, Sherwin-Williams offers a complete line of time-tested, high-performance coatings and systems to combat corrosion, supported by the largest group of NACE-certified coating inspectors in the industry. Our world-class product portfolio is backed by premier technology and innovation platforms, and includes a growing line of Global Core products available at the same quality and performance standard anywhere in the world, and delivered from over 4,700 company-owned North America locations across our rapidly growing international distribution footprint. The Protective & Marine Division is part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, which supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets in more than 120 countries in the world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. For more information, visit

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