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‘Competitive Edge’ Given to PPG Conference Attendees


PPG’s MVP Business Solutions team recently hosted a conference for collision center owners and managers that focused on improved shop performance and staying competitive in a changing industry.

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Guest speakers included Alex Sun, president and CEO of Mitchell International, Inc., and Michael Martyn, founder of SISU Consulting Group. Sun offered perspective on key economic and industry trends that continue to impact the collision playing field. Martyn, a Lean turn-around consultant, discussed the challenges of driving significant change quickly and how to focus the organization’s attention on critical initiatives that make the performance difference.

Jim Berkey, director of MVP Business Solutions for PPG Automotive Refinish, said the timing of the conference was critical.

“Right now, the collision repair business is facing what could be considered a perfect storm of challenges, with fewer repair opportunities, increasing performance demands, shrinking profits and higher operating costs,” he said. “This conference was intended to support and educate our customers on how to gain a competitive edge and succeed in this changing climate. The conference is just one element within a comprehensive set of value-added programs, all designed to keep our customers in the game.”


The conference was held Sept. 15-17 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and attended by about 200 people.

For more information on MVP Business Solutions, contact your PPG Territory Manager, call the MVP Hotline at (440) 572-6199, or e-mail [email protected].

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