IXS Coatings recently announced that Barry J. McConway has been appointed its new president. In his new role, McConway is responsible for the global leadership and strategic direction for the company’s executive management team and the operational strategies for the brands within its portfolio. He is also in charge of directing IXS Coatings’ short- and long-term goals; operational and sales strategies; corporate finances; human resources; and developing business at a manufacturing, industrial, and retail level.

“It is an honor to be named president of IXS Coatings,” McConway said. “I am energized by the opportunity to bring new leadership to the company and continue providing world class support to our global network of coatings applicators. This is an extraordinary time for the company, and I look forward to building the next phase of IXS Coatings.”

Prior to assuming the role of president, McConway served as the executive vice president of IXS Coatings and Ultimate Linings LTD, where he provided strategic direction of corporate finances, human resource policy, and procedures and strategic business planning. He also helped Ultimate Linings diversify its market penetration beyond automotive into key industrial and manufacturing application initiatives. McConway has 30 years of experience in the automotive industry in various critical roles with Toyota Motor Sales USA, Toyota Financial Services, Gulf States Financial Services, and Sky Alland Marketing.

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