PPG's 2008 Excellent Supplier Award
Paramount Global was recognized with an Excellent Supplier Award from PPG Industries, a US$15.8-billion global manufacturer that annually purchases $7-billion in materials and services from thousands of international suppliers.
Paramount Global, which provides supply chain management as well as packaging design and services from three offices in the US and the UK to PPG's aerospace business, is one of only six suppliers being honored by the global manufacturer of paints, coatings, sealants, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiberglass.
The award was presented by PPG's vice president of purchasing, Kathleen McGuire at the corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. It recognizes not only that Paramount Global demonstrated outstanding quality and service in 2008 but also that the company provided PPG with innovative solutions to their supply chain and packaging challenges resulting in significant benefits worldwide for the manufacturer.
Jack Gample, president and CEO of Paramount Global, said "extremely pleased about this award." PPG Aerospace is a very exacting customer, and we have always felt we go above and beyond for them. This award recognizes that, and compliments the effort our team on both sides of the Atlantic put in.
Ian Poulton, global supply chain director for PPG Aerospace, said "The performance of Paramount Global Services in 2008 was exemplary." They helped PPG make significant improvements to its global supply chain becoming a truly international supplier to PPG Aerospace.
Poulton also said Paramount Global helped develop innovative new products to better serve some of PPG's customers. We consider Paramount Global a very reliable and important business partner, and we view our relationship with them as giving PPG a significant competitive advantage.
Recipients of PPG's supplier awards are chosen through meticulous ratings and evaluations measuring quality, delivery, documentation, innovation, responsiveness and commercial value. Participation in the manufacturer's $AVE program, as well as other continuous improvements, play an increasingly important role in earning the exclusive award.
About PPG Aerospace PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business unit of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace PRC Desoto is the leading global producer of aerospace sealants, coatings and packaging and application systems. PPG Aerospace Transparencies is the world's largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies.
About PPG Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based PPG is a worldwide supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiberglass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 totaled US$15.8-billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com