PPG Industries | June 12, 2019
In a world where sleep is viewed as a luxury and the anxiety of a fast-paced life is all too real, it is only fitting that PPG paint brand’s 2020 Color of the Year, Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6), offers escapism in today’s technologically driven society. Hand-selected by PPG’s global color experts, the shade is a blend of cobalt and moody ink blue that imparts calmness and restful sleep while also offering the spirit of hopefulness – a precious commodity in a restless world. “The faster technology moves and the more convenience it offers, the more we seek activities, experiences and lifestyles that impart slowness and realness into our lives,” said Dee Schlotter, senior color manager, PPG paint brand. “The need for simplicity and escapism from technology is, in part, the reason that consumers are craving blues like Chinese Porcelain that bring us closer to natural elements such as the sea and sky – creating serenity in any space. The increasing need for connection in an unmoored world was a reoccurring theme at the recent PPG Global Color Workshop. This annual event brings together more than 20 PPG global color stylists from the automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and home paint and stain industries. Over the course of several days, the stylists analyze the runway, lifestyles, demographics, geographies, and global and cross-cultural societal inspirations to determine what colors will resonate and represent the PPG global color forecast, including the PPG Color of the Year.
PPG Industries | April 29, 2019
Seventeen million people can't be wrong, can we? We're spending every Monday through Saturday waiting for Sunday night to arrive so we can see what happens next in the epic HBO TV series, "Game of Thrones." Every product imaginable is finagling a tie-in to this series, from Oreos cookies stamped with characters' faces -- I ate a White Walker (OK, two) -- to Adidas Running shoes inspired by GoT characters. Now, it's PPG's turn, matching up existing paint colors with some of our favorite characters. As we wind down from the exhausting Battle of Winterfell, let's recall a handful of characters and their representative colors, courtesy of PPG: PPG's Night Watch might be the perfect fit for this bastard-turned-possible king, the brooding Lord Commander who has stared down death in many forms and more than once. Snow's integrity is as down to earth as Night Watch, PPG's black-infused green with powerful and mature vibes. Daenerys Targaryen: A widowed Khaleesi, heir to the Iron Throne and Mother of Dragons, silver-haired Daenerys Targaryen isn't really a complicated woman -- she wants what she wants, and she wants it all. It's as simple as that. The birth of her three dragons -- though just two are left now -- turned mythical creatures into fire-breathing beasts that would be any army's best weapon. PPG's Purple Dragon -- it's got to be D' s signature color -- is a powerful purple that makes a statement in any room.
PPG Industries | May 02, 2019
PPG has named Jaime Irick as vice president, architectural coatings for the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Irick will succeed Dave Cole who will retire effective July 31, the company said. PPG’s architectural coatings include consumer paint brands such as Glidden, Olympic and PPG Paints. Mr. Irick was formerly president of the Life Fitness Division of Brunswick Corp., which makes commercial fitness equipment, and previously worked at General Electric Co. in several executive roles. Mr. Cole has spent 38 years with PPG in various jobs including president of Transitions Optical, a joint venture that made Transitions eye lenses and which PPG sold in 2014. Mr. Irick will be based at PPG’s Cranberry operations — the headquarters for its architectural coatings business in the U.S. and Canada. About 6,400 employees work for the segment, including about 320 in Cranberry.