PPG opens office with coatings application and training center in Greece

ACHARNAI, Greece, Sept. 30, 2013 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) recently celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Acharnai, Greece. In addition to administrative offices, the facility will house a spray application center and customer training facilities. During the opening event, Nikos Georgiou, PPG managing director, Greece (far left), welcomed more than 200 attendees, including regional customers and PPG executives.

Shown here with Georgiou, from left, are PPG executives Tom Molenda, global platform director, marine; Christophe Meyer, CEMTA (Central Europe, Middle East, Turkey and Africa) director, automotive refinish; Chris Francis, marine sales director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Jan Willem Tegelaar, general manager, PMC (protective and marine coatings), EMEA; and Tim Knavish, vice president, PMC.

The facility, locally named PPG Hellas S.A, serves customers in Greece and the surrounding areas for PPG’s automotive refinish, architectural coatings, and protective and marine coatings businesses.

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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

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

Nikos Georgiou
PPG Hellas S.A

Ken Armistead
PPG Communications Manager, EMEA