PPG Aerospace business director Stone earns Auburn recognition

Gurley, Ala., resident named 2011 Outstanding Materials Engineering Alumnus

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 2, 2011 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace business executive Anthony Stone has been named the 2011 Outstanding Materials Engineering Alumnus by the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. The annual award recognizes an alumnus for outstanding professional contributions.

A 1983 Auburn graduate, Stone holds a bachelor’s degree in materials engineering. He received the award from College of Engineering Dean Larry Benefield during the annual Samuel Ginn College of Engineering awards ceremony at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center.

Stone is PPG Aerospace global director of new business development and innovations for transparencies. He has been in the aerospace business for nearly 30 years, including 21 years with PPG, and has held materials engineering, process, sales and marketing posts. Stone is a member of Auburn’s materials engineering advisory board, Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society and Alpha Sigma Mu International Professional Honor Society for materials science and engineering. He is past director for the North Alabama International Trade Association board.

A Lanett, Ala., native, Stone lives in Gurley, Ala., with his wife, Marti, and daughter, Julia.

PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems.

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Audrey Fujimoto
PPG Aerospace

Jean Verlich
JV Communications