Bush of PPG elected to NFRC board

PPG veteran to represent primary glass manufacturers

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 11, 2014 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) announced that Paul W. Bush, PPG manager of technical services for flat glass, has been elected to the board of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), occupying the Fenestration Industry (primary glass manufacturer) seat.

“We are pleased to have Paul as a representative of PPG and primary glass manufacturers on the NFRC board,” said Richard A. Beuke, PPG vice president, flat glass. “The NFRC has been instrumental in driving innovation in the glass industry through its focus on component modeling and developing energy-efficiency ratings of commercial and residential glazings. Paul’s background in product development and his active leadership in other glass industry associations make him an ideal choice for this critical position.”

Through his 27 years with PPG, Bush has been part of several of the company’s technical innovations for the fenestration industry, including the development of post-temperable, low-emissivity (low-e) coated glass products such as the SOLARBAN® brand of solar control, low-e glass.

In addition to his NFRC service, Bush is first vice president of the Glass Material Council (GMC) and chairman of the Glass Designed for Sloped Glazing Task Group at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). He also is a member of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) C14 Committee on Glass and Glass Products and the Energy Efficient Fenestration Steering Committee of Natural Resources Canada.

Since joining PPG in 1986 as an associate in the glass engineering group, Bush has held posts in PPG’s flat glass, OEM (original equipment manufacturer) automotive glass, automotive replacement glass, aircraft transparencies and fiber glass businesses. A University of Pittsburgh graduate with a degree in electrical engineering, Bush has served in various roles with the NFRC since 1997.

About NFRC
NFRC is a nonprofit organization that administers a voluntary, uniform rating, labeling and certification system for the energy performance of windows, doors, curtain walls, skylights and other fenestration products. Its members include manufacturers, suppliers, utilities, consumer groups, representatives from the building and code industries, scientific and educational organizations, and government agencies.

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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 2013 were $15.1 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.

 
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Contact:
Robert J. Struble
PPG Flat Glass
412-820-8138
rstruble@ppg.com
www.ppgideascapes.com
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