Edgar Avila, from left, David Friend, Rob Wicker, John Phipps, Joe Coughlin, Juan Prieto, Colin Cronin.
Photo courtesy of Quality Painting & Wallcoverings

Edgar Avila, from left, David Friend, Rob Wicker, John Phipps, Joe Coughlin, Juan Prieto, Colin Cronin. Photo courtesy of Quality Painting & Wallcoverings

Quality Painting & Wallcoverings Inc. named a new president and announced other changes at the company which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

CEO John R. Phipps announced the appointment of Senior Vice President Colin Cronin to the post of president where he will take over most all of the daily operations.

Before joining Quality Painting, Cronin worked as a regional sales manager for a major paint manufacturer. He has a business degree from the University of Oregon.

Cronin will be joined by David Friend, Joe Coughlin, and Edgar Avila as project managers/estimators, with Rob Wicker as field coordinator and Juan Prieto as field superintendent.

"As a team we bring over 150 years of experience to the coatings and specialty finishes field," Phipps said.

Phipps will remain as CEO focusing on the company’s specialty products. He founded Quality Painting which now employs more than 70 people.