IXS Coatings, manufacturer of high-performance, proprietary protective coatings for automotive, manufacturing and industrial operations, has announced Barry J. McConway as its new president. As president of IXS Coatings, the parent company of LINE-X and Ultimate Linings, McConway is responsible for the global leadership and the 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 Coating’s 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. 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,” said McConway, president of IXS Coatings. “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 including gas and oil industries, construction, and erosion and abrasion protection industries.
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. While serving as vice president marketing and product development for Gulf States Financial Services, he was responsible for the total rebranding of the organization and launch of new products.