PPG Industries wins Chrysler LLC award for adhesives and sealants

Pictured outside PPG’s plant in Adrian, Mich., from left, are: Chuck Tomcho, PPG technical manager, adhesives and sealants; Paul Itchue, exterior procurement buyer, Chrysler; Ken Laberdee, production manager, PPG Adrian; Ron Nakamura, PPG global director, Chrysler team; and Dennis Kovalsky, vice president, PPG Automotive Coatings.
ADRIAN, Mich., Oct. 30, 2007 –
PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG), the world’s leading manufacturer of transportation coatings, announced it has won Chrysler’s “Best In Competitive Set” Award in the automotive adhesives and sealants category. PPG, the only supplier recognized in the category, received the award at its coatings manufacturing facility here.

Paul Itchue, a Chrysler exterior procurement buyer, presented the award – which honors suppliers scoring high marks for quality, system cost, delivery and technology – to Ron Nakamura, PPG global director, Chrysler team, and Dennis Kovalsky, PPG vice president, automotive coatings.

“We are honored to have Chrysler recognize our commitment to excellence, dependability and innovation,” said Ken Laberdee, production manager at PPG’s Adrian plant.

Kovalsky said, “We are proud to contribute to Chrysler’s success in today’s automotive marketplace and hope to continue this partnership in years to come.”

PPG is a leading Tier 1 supplier to Chrysler LLC, providing Audioguard acoustic coatings, BPR body panel reinforcement adhesives, paintable and non-paintable sealants, structural adhesives and anti-flutter adhesives.

On the forefront of innovation in decorative and protective coatings and environmental application concerns since 1924, PPG helps automakers advance coatings technologies and application processes.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 34,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 25 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Audioguard and BPR are trademarks of PPG Industries.


Simon Cheung
PPG Automotive Coatings

Leslie Dagg
Bianchi Public Relations