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PPG Announces N.A. Marketing Organization Appointments

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – July 28 2008 – PPG Automotive Refinish announced the appointment of two key marketing management positions. Randy Cremeans has been appointed director of marketing, collision USCA and Mary Kimbro has been appointed director, global color.

Cremeans will be responsible for leading the marketing strategies and initiatives for the North American collision segments. Cremeans has over 7 years with PPG and has held various positions of responsibility including sales business development manager, global platform manager, global director collision segment, and his latest assignment as manager, collision segment, USCA. Prior to PPG, he had 14 years of sales and marketing positions in the coatings industry. Randy holds a BS degree in marketing and MIS from Syracuse University.

Kimbro will focus on innovative global strategies to continue strengthening the PPG color position. Kimbro has more than 20 years experience with PPG and has held various positions of responsibility, including technical product development chemist, training and customer service manager, MVP operations and collision center marketing director, regional sales manager, product manager, and her latest assignment as director, collision marketing USCA. Mary holds a BS in chemistry from Westminster College and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College. Kimbro was awarded a patent for a new coatings technology and was a recipient of PPG’s Presidential Award for her significant contributions.

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