PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the successful sponsorship of a recent chapter event for the California Autobody Association (CAA).

The CAA East Bay chapter dinner took place on Wednesday evening, September 19 at the PPG business development center in Concord, California. Organized by Robert Hengemihle and Jennifer Jarzembowski of PPG, the event included a keynote speaker and an educational seminar on the latest OEM information, including certifications, repair procedures and best practices for safe and quality repairs.

“PPG has been a key supporter of this event and our organization in general,” said Tiffany Silva, President of the East Bay Chapter and Treasurer of the Executive Committee for the California Autobody Association. “PPG is an exceptional business partner that provides so much support for our industry.”

Jennifer Jarzembowski, PPG national business development manager, OEM After Sales, led the seminars held during the event, lending her expertise in OEM certification requirements with the goal of bringing value and profitability to repair facilities seeking certification, as well as those who are looking to maintain it.

“It was a pleasure to be a part of this event and provide so many shops with this valuable information, which they can begin implementing immediately,” said Jarzembowski.

Adds Silva, “Rob Hengemihle and his team are so gracious to host a meeting each year for the CAA, and I believe this meeting was the best yet. The topics were so relevant and the presentation was just perfect.”

The highlight of the event was keynote speaker Mark Olson, founder of VECO Experts. Olson is a highly respected industry expert and educator. His company works with shops all over the United States on quality, process and profitability.

“It was great to see so many people hungry for information,” said Olson. “We go to meetings in some very populated areas and only twenty to thirty people show up. This meeting was in a remote area, and many people came from all over – It was inspiring!”

The event drew more than eighty attendees, and it was standing room only … proof that the CAA East Bay Chapter is extremely strong with excellent leadership. Recognizing the organization’s importance to the industry, PPG is proud to be a supporter.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 9, 2018
PPG today announced that attendees at this year’s SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 are in for an adventure when they visit booth 24601. The one-of-a-kind display will feature custom vehicles, distinctive artwork pieces, advanced automotive refinish products and other surprises.

A standout at the show, visitors will not want to miss the unique artwork created by some of the most talented artists in the industry. PPG has more than 30 of the custom car world’s top artists participating this year, promising an incredible display of artistry and showmanship.

“Our goal is to always have fun with the booth and appeal to different customer senses,” said Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, PPG director, marketing communications, automotive refinish. “People experience things in different ways, so we hope to resonate with a couple of their senses. We take our paint offerings seriously, but we know the wonders that can be created with a little imagination. It’s always fun to see people react to the artwork.”

The industry’s top names will be at the PPG booth for meet-and-greet sessions, mingling with visitors and signing autographs. Renowned painters Charley Hutton and Bobby Alloway will take center stage, as well as Tom and Mitch Kelly. Each year, the father and son duo design exclusive, one-of-a kind collectible posters for the show.

Charley Hutton
Charley Hutton's Color Studio

Bobby Alloway
Alloway's Hot Rod Shop

“Honestly I'm still humbled to be a part of the PPG booth,” said Hutton. “It’s always the buzz around SEMA. PPG knocks it out of the park with its themes and exhibits. And I love meeting other painters and craftspeople from around the country and the world. Regardless of what language you speak, we all have the same love of the automobile. If I can answer one question or give other painters advice that helps them, then SEMA is a success for me.”

Racing fans will enjoy meet-and-greet sessions with the John Force Racing Team and Tasca Racing. Kenny Youngblood, one of drag racing’s most talented graphic artists, also will be at the PPG booth with his latest creations. In addition, Mark Worman and team from the hit reality TV series on muscle car restoration, Graveyard Carz, will be on hand to sign autographs.

John Force Racing

Bob Tasca
Tasca Racing

SEMA offers impressive cars, stars, product demonstrations, networking opportunities, educational seminars and more. PPG has been a long-time supporter of the show, which is attended by more than 100,000 domestic and international automotive industry professionals.

“SEMA is one of the best events to connect with the people who use our products every day,” said Fronzaglia-Murray. “We look forward to ‘talking paint’ with them and learning what we can do to help them achieve outstanding colors and finishes.”

To learn more about automotive refinish products from PPG, visit booth 24601 at SEMA, call (800) 647-6050 or go to www.ppgrefinish.com.

Appearance Schedule PPG Booth 24601

Tuesday, Oct. 30

 

10 - 11 a.m

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

Noon - 1 p.m.

John Force Racing Team

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

 

Wednesday, Oct. 31

 

9 - 10 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

10 - 11 a.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

11 a.m. - Noon

Mark Worman, Will Scott and Allysa Rose, Graveyard Carz

Noon - 1 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop

1 - 2 p.m.

Bob Tasca, Tasca Racing

2 - 3 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

 

Thursday, Nov. 1

 

10 - 11 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

Noon - 1 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

2 - 3 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop

3 - 4 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

 

Friday, Nov. 2

 

10 - 11 a.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters          

11 a.m. - Noon.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

Appearance schedule subject to change.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2018
PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Don Ridler Memorial Award will be one of three custom vehicles featured in its booth at the upcoming SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2. Attendees also will have the opportunity to meet some of the custom world’s top stars and learn about trends and advances in the refinish industry from PPG experts.

A highlight in the PPG booth is the award-winning 1957 Chevrolet named Imagine, which won the Don Ridler Memorial Award at the 2018 Detroit Autorama. The heavily customized car, which is finished with silver PPG paint, started as an ordinary Chevy hardtop. Co-owner and custom builder John Martin and the team at Johnny’s Auto Trim & Rod Shop in Alamosa, Colorado, gave it a new identity. Martin’s crew handled the build, which features heavy body modifications, a complete custom chassis and full leather interior.

“Our crew is proud to be promoted and recognized by PPG,” said Martin. “An exciting bonus is to share it with influential names in the industry. This event is like no other, and we are really looking forward to it. I am excited to show off the car in the environment SEMA creates, because it allows the custom community to evolve and provides a peek into differing car culture, ingenuity and character – not to mention the PPG booth is the top booth to be in!”

In addition to seeing some of today’s top custom vehicles up close, visitors to the PPG booth will have the opportunity to meet the creative talent behind other legendary vehicles. The following stars will sign autographs, offer tips and provide their insights on PPG products:

  • Charley Hutton from Charley Hutton’s Color Studio;
  • Bobby Alloway from Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop;
  • Tom and Mitch Kelly from Kelly & Son Crazy Painters; and
  • Mark Worman, Will Scott and Allysa Rose from Graveyard Carz.

Racing fans will enjoy meet-and-greet sessions with the John Force Racing Team and Bob Tasca of Tasca Racing. Kenny Youngblood, one of drag racing’s most talented graphic artists, also will be at the PPG booth to autograph illustrations he created especially for this year’s show.

SEMA attendees also can hear from PPG refinish experts, who will be participating in the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series during the show. The courses focus on issues and information relevant to collision repair professionals operating in today’s marketplace.

On Oct. 30 from 3-5 p.m., the PPG team will address current and future original equipment manufacturer (OEM) styling trends and the impact on the collision refinish industry. Speakers include Jennifer Boros, PPG director of marketing, automotive refinish; Frank Jemiola, PPG global technical manager, pigments; John Thomas, PPG color technical manager, automotive OEM; and Darin Poston, PPG application specialist.

“We are excited to be participating in the SCRS education series again this year,” said Boros. “Color trends are always a hot topic in the industry, and this is a great opportunity to share our knowledge.”

Topics to be covered include the new sonic process for metallic finishes and trends in highly chromatic colors, formulations and pigments.

“OEMs have upped their game with unique colors and finishes,” said Boros. “For body shops, this means that special pigments and processes may be needed to repair a vehicle. Through this seminar, we hope to demystify the repair process.”

Appearance Schedule PPG Booth 24601

Tuesday, Oct. 30

 

10 - 11 a.m

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

Noon - 1 p.m.

John Force Racing Team

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

 

Wednesday, Oct. 31

 

9 - 10 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

10 - 11 a.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

11 a.m. - Noon

Mark Worman, Will Scott and Allysa Rose, Graveyard Carz

Noon - 1 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop

1 - 2 p.m.

Bob Tasca, Tasca Racing

2 - 3 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

 

Thursday, Nov. 1

 

10 - 11 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

Noon - 1 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

2 - 3 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop

3 - 4 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

 

Friday, Nov. 2

 

10 - 11 a.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters          

11 a.m. - Noon.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

Appearance schedule subject to change.


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