Haymes Paint icon, David Haymes, passes away

by | Jun 16, 2021

David Haymes passed away.David Haymes – Board Chairman of Haymes Paint – passed away yesterday aged 77 after steering the Haymes Paint business for more than four decades, making it a household name nationally.

Haymes Paint released a statement last night saying that David’s dedication to the Haymes Paint business for nearly 45 years has never wavered.

David joined the company in 1967 as a warehouse foreman and took on the position as Managing Director in 1974. Haymes Paint was registered by his father, Henry Haymes, in 1935.

“While he stepped down from the day-to-day operations of the business in 2008, handing over to the next generation of the Haymes family, he remained a central part of the business in his role as Chairman of the Haymes Paint Board,” according to the statement.

“David was committed to Australian owned businesses and manufacturing and was extremely proud to see Haymes Paint become the largest Australian made and owned paint manufacturer.”

“Throughout his life, David played an active role within his local and the wider business communities through organisations including APEX, Australian Chamber of Manufacturers (AIG), Australian Paint Manufacturer’s Federation, Family Business Australia, Federation University, among many others.”

“David was a mentor and inspiration to all those he met, due to his authentic and personal interest he had in everyone,” the statement said.

David is survived by his wife Jenny, three children, Belinda, Matt and Tim, along with their families.