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Honors and Awards

Because the contributions of its associates in the area of scientific research have played such a significant role in PPG's continuing success, the company has established a program of awards to recognize our employees' significant achievements:


The PPG Innova award was created to recognize and reward the Innovation Process in support of PPG’s growth objectives.  This award is bestowed every other year and differs from other existing recognition programs by its focus on rewarding projects early in the development process.  Innovative, market-driven projects based on solid collaboration between marketing and technical personnel will compete for this award.

PPG President's Award for Technical Achievement

This award is made to individuals or groups who have made outstanding achievements which have contributed to the company's commercial success.  Associates are recommended for the PPG President's award by the PPG Collegium. 

PPG Collegium

The PPG Collegium is an association of PPG leaders who have made key technological contributions, through product or process innovations, creation of strong intellectual property portfolios, or business leadership in support of organic growth through Research and Development, to the corporation's financial success.  Election as a PPG Distinguished Colleague to the PPG Collegium is the highest honor that PPG can bestow.  Eligible individuals must have demonstrated sustained contributions to the technical advancement of the company for over a period of not less than 10 years. Active members work with important research, development and engineering groups within the company, and the Collegium has established a sustained record of contributions to PPG's technical operations. Collegium membership is for life, and the organization meets biennially to elect new members.

PPG Corporate Fellow

The position of fellow is the highest rung on the scientific and engineering career ladders at PPG. A Corporate Fellow must demonstrate superior technical achievements and technical leadership, as demonstrated by outstanding success in the development of dominant technologies with significant commercial impact, and the capability of continuing technical excellence.

PPG and individual employees have also been recognized with numerous external awards for scientific and technical achievement.

2013 Committee Leadership Award from the IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries®

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries, recently awarded Douglas Eng, business development manager of PPG Industries’ fiber glass business, its Committee Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) International Conference and Exhibition (SMTA International) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Both Eng and Mike Bryant of BGF Industries received the award, recognizing their leadership of the 3-12d Woven Glass Reinforcement Task Group that developed IPC-4412B, Specification for Finished Fabric Woven from “E” Glass for Printed Boards.

2013 PACE Award

PPG wins 2013 Automotive News PACE Award for ANDARO® tint dispersions. PACE is the Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence Award and this marks the ninth time PPG has received the award, which honors automotive suppliers’ innovations in products, manufacturing processes and information technology. PAC is often referred to as the “Academy Award for Innovation."

The materials process category recognizes innovations that have significant market impact and act as "game changers" in the automotive industry. PPG's Premium Andaro tint dispersions enable automotive manufacturers to achieve more vibrant colors, especially in the flop (horizontal) angle. Andaro tint dispersions achieve a deep, pure and more chromatic color space than do traditional pigments, helping accentuate the feature lines and design characteristics of the vehicle.

2013 Ringier Technology Innovation Award

PPG recognized with a Ringier Technology Innovation Award in the Materials category for INNOFIBER® XM high-modulus fiber glass. The awards were presented by Ringier Trade Media, a Swiss-based organization that is a leading publisher in the composites industry.

2013 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence

PPG PMC business earns SSPC Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence, recognized for coatings performance on restoration of historic battleship. The exterior of the historic battleship USS Iowa was repainted using PSX® ONE coating, a one-component acrylic-siloxane coating introduced by PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business. The award is given annually to recognize exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities 

2013 Glass Magazine Award

PPG earns 2013 Glass Magazine Award for digital glass visualizer, a Web-based tool that renders virtual architectural glass in three dimensions, incorporating color, ambient light, reflectivity, viewing angles, glass thickness and other variables. It helps architects and their clients visualize how glass products will look when installed on a commercial building.