PPG honors ACS of Georgia as 2008 Platinum Distributor of the Year
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – March 12, 2009 – PPG has honored ACS of Georgia with its Platinum Distributor of the Year Award. The presentation was made at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held February 12-14 in Las Vegas at the Green Valley Ranch Resort.
|J. P. Uren (left) and Dave Marlow (right), of ACS of Georgia, PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year, with Rich Alexander, senior vice president, coatings, PPG Industries.|
Dave Marlow and J. P. Uren, co-owners of the Chamblee, Georgia-based company, accepted the award from John Leavy, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program.
“This is quite an honor,” said Marlow. “J. P. and I are thrilled, and I know everyone at ACS will be just as excited. PPG has been extremely supportive and helped keep us focused and aggressive in the marketplace.”
“Receiving this award is very gratifying,” added Uren. “We have all worked very hard to reach our Platinum program goals. It’s wonderful to be recognized this way.”
Marlow and Uren teamed up and bought ACS in 2006. They turned it into a PPG Platinum Distributor that same year. When they purchased ACS, the company had five locations in Georgia. Today, ACS has 44 employees in seven locations in metropolitan Atlanta, and a sister company with locations in southern Georgia and Alabama.
“ACS of Georgia has done a remarkable job,” said Leavy. “Dave and J. P. and their employees consistently exemplify the attributes of a successful Platinum Distributor—industry knowledge, technical expertise, a commitment to customer service and a concerted effort to grow their business. We’re proud to name them PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year.”
PPG initiated the Platinum Distributor Program in 1995 as a loyalty and support program for PPG single-line distributors, with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional service and benefits for PPG Refinish customers. In order to be considered for the award, a Platinum Distributor must show consistent sales growth and utilize the Platinum program’s wide array of training and business development offerings.
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.