PPG honored as 2004 Visteon Important Partner

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., July 22, 2005 – PPG Industries, Inc., was named as a Visteon Important Partner, exemplifying "Best in Class" performance as a North American non-metals supplier to meet Visteon Corporation's needs.

PPG supplies Visteon with a full line of coatings for the automotive parts and accessories market such as adhesion promoters, clear coat and a wide range of colored base coats, and PPG field service associates ensure successful on-line operation.

"We view our supplier partners as an extension of our business and continuously work to foster stronger and more collaborative relationships, all with the goal of delivering innovative, cost-effective, high-quality products to our customers," said Paul Radkoski, Visteon vice president, North American materials management. "It's a value-based marketplace, and Visteon is focused on creating a value-based supply chain for our customers."

PPG Senior Vice President, Coatings, Rich Alexander said, "Through our Quality Process and ongoing efforts to advance technology, PPG strives to provide superior products and solutions for our customers. We value our relationship with Visteon and are very proud they view us as an Important Partner."

The Visteon Important Partner program was established in 2001. Winners are selected by a global, cross-functional Visteon team with input from manufacturing, product development, supplier quality, customer business groups and purchasing. Selection criteria focus on supplier performance in terms of quality, delivery, value, technical capability and customer service. Supplier awards were granted for: metals, non-metals, electronics, non-production goods and services, transportation and recognizing an exemplary minority supplier from North America.

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of coatings, glass, fiber glass and chemicals, with 108 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales were $9.5 billion in 2004.


Jeff Worden
PPG Industries