PPG names Single Source, Inc. Platinum Distributor of the Year
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – April 15, 2008 – Single Source, Inc. of Roswell, Georgia was honored with the PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year Award at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference, held recently at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The award is presented each year to the Platinum Distributor which has shown consistent sales growth, maintained Platinum Plus status and utilized the Platinum Program’s broad scope of offerings. PPG initiated the Platinum Program in 1995 as a support mechanism and loyalty program for PPG single-line distributors with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional service and benefits for PPG refinish customers.
John Leavy, director of the PPG Platinum Program presented the award to Bill Werkheiser, founder and president of Single Source, and a group of 20 of the company’s regional sales managers attending the gala awards banquet.
“It is an honor to receive this award,” said Werkheiser. “PPG has the strongest single-line distribution network in the industry, and it’s made up of some very accomplished distributors that have already been recognized with this honor. It’s a privilege to be a part of that group.”
Mike Strawn, vice president of sales at Single Source, added, “We are part of the PPG Platinum Program because the umbrella of services and incentives it offers to us and our customers is second to none. Our customers depend on us to deliver the most productive and profitable systems for their shops. We believe PPG has the complete range of product solutions our customers need and prefer.”
Single Source, Inc., was established in May, 1995 in Roswell, Georgia by Werkheiser and the recently retired Nick Belizzi. Werkheiser and Strawn each have more than 23 years in the business and have helped the company grow to 17 locations across the country, serving major metropolitan markets from coast to coast. Single Source, Inc., has over 165 employees, 80 of whom attended the conference.
“Single Source stands out as a thriving Platinum Distributor,” said Leavy. “They won this award because of their expertise, knowledge, service and commitment which took them above and beyond the goals we set to attain Platinum Distributor of the Year status.”
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG’s sales in 2007 were $11.2 billion. SigmaKalon, a worldwide coatings producer based in Uithoorn, Netherlands, that PPG acquired Jan. 2, 2008, had 2007 sales of $2.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.