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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.