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january 12, 2009 01:05pm

Brendan Murray Joins the Digital Revolution

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Thirty-six years ago a dream was born: way back in the 70's, Newport Painting was conceived and incorporated. It doesn't seem so long ago, but since that time we've seen some dramatic changes in this business and in the world - many good, some not so good. But, I'll admit, the fates have been kind to Newport.

I've spent most of my life doing what I love. I've been a part of thousands of interesting projects, varying in size, scope and complexity - and I can say that I've enjoyed most of them (not all of them). I guess you could say I'm one of the lucky ones. I love what I do and I really can't imagine a day without Newport or the team. Thanks to their talents, I've seen many a bare and ordinary building transform into a true showpiece. Newport's success would not have been possible without them.

Just to bring you up to date, 2008 has been a great year. We've completed some major projects and our new management team is in the process of leading Newport to even greater heights. If you don't already know them, I'd like to take a moment to introduce some of the talented people who make up our new corporate structure: Executive Vice President, Faisal Almahdi; Controller, Dawn Figueroa, and Vice President Richie Henshaw. Each of these people, in their own particular way, has made enormous contributions to the success of this company. I usually don't wear a hat, but, if I did, my hat would be off to them all.

We're also getting a little more hip these days. We just finished our company website and, yes, now I'm a blogger (just don't ask me what that is!) But, you know, it just goes to show that age doesn't make a difference when it comes to learning new things. At 76, I'm still learning.

I'm looking forward to the year ahead and I hope you are too. I think 2009 is going to be a good one.

Best wishes for the New Year,

Brendan Murray, Newport President and CEO

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