Premier Paint Roller Co LLC of Richmond Hill, New York, is proud to announce that Patrick Byrnes has joined its team as the Managing Director of Premier Paint Roller Europe. Premier, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2018, is one of the oldest, family-owned leaders in the North American paint applicator manufacturing industry. Patrick will be based in Ireland, enabling Premier to expand its reach and offer its European customers a full-service, innovative, and quality-driven applicator source. Premier’s expertise in manufacturing paint rollers and paint brushes, combined with an in-depth knowledge of global sourcing, will create many advantages for our customers throughout Europe. In addition to Ireland, Premier has offices in Mexico City, Phoenix, Shanghai and New York City.

“After the 2017 opening of a facility in Mexico City, this expansion into Europe complements Premier’s long-term strategy of manufacturing high-quality paint applicators that fill the local demands of painters worldwide. We are proud to have Patrick Byrnes as our partner to head the European Team. Patrick shares our passion and dedication to quality, service and an emphasis on customer requirements. We are committed to growing our business on a global level” said Kevin Leichter of Premier Paint Roller.
“I am excited to be part of Premier’s long-term focus on growing its European business. Kevin’s commitment to high-quality and in-depth understanding of European product demands, will prove to be a win-win for our consumers and retailers alike. With over 20 years of coatings experience in Europe, my skills and experience bring a unique and relevant perspective on innovation and quality; understanding which applicators work best with today’s low and zero VOC paints. As European standards have changed significantly over the years, many of our competitors’ products have remained stagnant or re-engineered to remove cost and quality. We are going to change all that; bringing new, quality product offerings at competitive prices that will generate long term, sustainable growth” said Patrick Byrnes of Premier Paint Roller Europe.

Please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Leichter at or Patrick Byrnes at with any questions.
We thank you for all of your past support and look forward to continuing to grow together in the years to come