Automotive refinish distributor recognized for performance, knowledge, commitment


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, March 25, 2022 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it has named ColorVision of Springfield, Missouri, its Automotive Refinish 2021 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The annual award recognizes the distributor that demonstrates outstanding performance, extensive knowledge of PPG products and an unwavering commitment to serve and support its customers – key qualities that are fundamental to the PPG Platinum Distributor™ program.

Natalie Scott, PPG director, PPG Platinum Distributor™ program, Automotive Refinish, U.S. and Canada, presented the award to ColorVision’s leadership team during PPG’s annual Platinum Distributor Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony in February 2022. Gary and Kathy Allen, co-owners of ColorVision, accepted the honor on behalf of the company.

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ColorVision is the recipient of the PPG Automotive Refinish 2021 Platinum Distributor of the Year award. Taking part in the celebration are (from left) Tom Maziarz, PPG vice president, Automotive Refinish, Americas; Chris Dewes, former PPG director, PPG Platinum Distributor™ programs; Christopher Wegley, ColorVision operations director; Michael McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive officer; Connor Allen, ColorVision general manager; Kathy Allen, ColorVision owner; Gary Allen, ColorVision president; Jay Elliott, ColorVision sales director; Natalie Scott, PPG director, PPG Platinum Distributor programs; and Chancey Hagerty, PPG vice president, global Automotive Refinish.


“Platinum Distributor of the Year is our most prestigious Automotive Refinish customer award, as it recognizes deep knowledge, mutually valued partnership and shared success,” said Scott. “ColorVision was selected due to its outstanding year-over-year growth spanning a five-year period. It was an honor to present the trophy to a company that fully embraces and uses all the resources available through the PPG Platinum Distributor™ program.”

“Without question, this award is a tribute to our team,” said Gary Allen. “The past two years have been quite a challenge, but the knowledge, experience and resiliency of our people combined with our trusted relationship with PPG positioned us to continue delivering for our customers in a challenging marketplace.”

Founded in 1987, ColorVision has been a member of the PPG Platinum Distributor™ program for more than 25 years. Specializing solely in collision and commercial paint, body and equipment, the company maintains 11 branch locations across five states. The key to the company’s success lies in its commitment to provide each customer with top-quality products backed by an unmatched level of service and support.

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


Company will share insight on products, application technology for work truck manufacturers, upfitters, repair operations


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Mar. 3, 2022 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it will showcase its portfolio of commercial coatings products for work truck applications at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) annual trade show. The event, known as Work Truck Week® 2022, will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 9-11, 2022.

The PPG exhibit will feature a comprehensive display of the company’s commercial coatings brands, including the PPG Delfleet One® paint system and the PPG Delfleet Essential® economical single-stage paint system. The company also will showcase its PPG Commercial Performance Coatings (CPC) portfolio, which features a vast assortment of protective technologies that include alkyds, acrylics, epoxies, urethanes and powder coatings.

“PPG works closely with the work truck industry to help it address and overcome the challenges it faces every day,” said Tim Pawlowski, PPG commercial regional sales manager, commercial coatings. “Participating in Work Truck Week® provides us with a great opportunity to display our products and explain to visitors how we can fulfill a vast array of their coating requirements. These include wide-ranging color capability to excellent throughput performance and exceptional durability.”

Recognized as one of North America’s largest work truck events, Work Truck Week® provides attendees with the opportunity to network with industry leaders and learn about new products, services and technological developments. For more information, visit the event’s website.


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