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PPG names Ohio Auto Kolor Platinum Distributor of the Year

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March 27, 2012—PPG Industries recently named Ohio Auto Kolor in Columbus, Ohio, as its 2011 Platinum Distributor of the Year.

The award was presented to Gary Bumgarner, president of Ohio Auto Kolor, during PPG’s Platinum Distributor Conference in February.

“We were all surprised and excited to find out we were the Platinum Distributor of the Year,” Bumgarner said. “We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary this year so we’ve been focusing on that. This award is something we will take great pride in, and I’m glad we—especially my mom and dad—were all here to accept it. And, of course, this honor belongs to everyone at our company. Thank you, PPG.”

Ohio Auto Kolor became a single-line PPG distributor in 1962. The company now operates eight locations throughout central Ohio with 65 employees.

“Gary, his family, and everyone at Ohio Auto Kolor should be proud,” said Bob Wenzinger, director of PPG’s Platinum Distributor program. “They’ve been a PPG Platinum Distributor right from the start of the program. They take part in our training and support programs and pass their exceptional knowledge of PPG products on to their customers who respect them and trust them. Ohio Auto Kolor’s growth and success is a solid basis for being named 2011 Platinum Distributor of the Year.”

PPG said its Platinum Distributor program began in 1995 as a loyalty and support initiative for the company’s single-line distributors. The program offers competitive advantages to participants by aligning the technology, training and customer support of PPG with the entrepreneurship, customer awareness, local market knowledge and service capability of the independent distributor.

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