PPG names Auto Color Supply as 2009 Platinum Distributor of Year

PPG Automotive Refinish General Manager Greg Benckart, left, and Vice President John Outcalt, far right, present the 2009 Platinum Distributor of the Year Award to Auto Color Supply owner Pat Anderton.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, March 17, 2010 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has named Auto Color Supply of Murfreesboro, Tenn., as its 2009 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to Auto Color Supply owner Pat Anderton in February during the annual PPG Platinum Conference at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, Nev.

“I never expected this,” Anderton said after the award was announced. “I was very excited and completely dumbfounded, speechless. I didn’t know what to say. It’s a real honor to receive this from PPG, and it’s something that everyone at our stores had a hand in.”

The award was presented by Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Program.

“Auto Color Supply has demonstrated consistent sales growth and participated in the Platinum program’s training and business development offerings. That’s something Pat and his team has done very well,” Wenzinger said. “They especially performed well in a very difficult year. Auto Color Supply is an exceptional representative of PPG products and has the technical and industry knowledge to earn the trust and confidence of their customers. They truly deserve this award.”

Anderton bought Auto Color Supply in Murfreesboro from his sister and brother in-law in 1983. Since then, he has expanded operations and opened stores in Shelbyville and Columbia, Tenn. His team of 12 employees sells a full line of PPG products. Anderton became a PPG Platinum Distributor in 2005.

The PPG Platinum Program began in 1995 as a loyalty and support initiative for PPG single-line distributors with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional service and benefits for PPG refinish customers. The program delivers competitive advantages to participants by aligning the technology, training and customer support of PPG with the entrepreneurship, customer awareness, local market knowledge and service capability of the independent distributor.

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

About PPG
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Calvinia Fields
PPG Automotive Refinish