PPG Automotive Refinish names Brusco senior manager, industry relations

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, March 4, 2009 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced the appointment of Domenic Brusco to senior manager, industry relations, for North America automotive refinish, effective immediately.

In this new role, Brusco will be the company’s lead liaison for industry stakeholders, including collision repair associations and insurance and information providers. He will work with industry leaders to identify and seek solutions to business challenges facing the automotive aftermarket industry.

Brusco joined PPG in 1988 as a refinish territory manager in Boston and has since held sales and management positions of increasing responsibility, including OEM and dealer business development manager, insurance and services market manager, and regional sales manager. His most recent role was as CEI insurance services director.

Brusco holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and computer science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the National Auto Body Council and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists, and he is a multiyear Gold Pin member of CIC.

Brusco and his family will continue to reside in Pittsburgh.

For more information about PPG Automotive Refinish, call 800-647-6050 or visit the Web site at www.ppgrefinish.com.

About PPG
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.




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