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PPG Announces Nashville Conference Speaker Lineup

PPG announced that the theme and focus of its MVP Business Solutions Conference – Sept. 13-15 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville – is "Accelerating Performance."

“We have an exciting and powerful mix of speakers, seminars and discussion groups, all targeted at helping collision center owners and managers strengthen their leadership and execution skills and their ability to get the right things done to improve their business performance,” says Jim Berkey, director, Business Solutions.

Keynote speakers at the conference include:

Jim “Murph” Murphy, founder and CEO of Afterburner, Inc. Murphy is a former F-15 fighter pilot, an author and business consultant who possesses a unique mix of leadership skills honed through experience in both the military and business worlds. He will share his Flawless Execution methodology – born from fighter aviation and applied to the business world – helping owners and managers execute on the mission critical initiatives within their business.

Sam Hornish Jr., Penske driver of the PPG-sponsored No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger. Hornish is a three-time IndyCar Series champion, winner of the 2006 Indianapolis 500 and current Penske Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver.

Patrick Graupp, author and senior master trainer in TWI. Graupp is a widely recognized author and expert in the principles of TWI and recipient of the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize 2007 for his practical workbook on the subject titled “Essential Skills for Supervisors.” Graupp recently certified a team of PPG Business Solutions trainers in all three of the TWI Disciplines, currently offered exclusively to PPG collision center owners and managers.

Scott Shriber, publisher of BodyShop Business. Shriber is a 30-year veteran of the automotive industry. His 27 years with Ford Motor Co. included senior management work in sales, marketing, customer service, dealer profitability, fixed operations and warranty. Shriber joined Babcox Publications in 2008 as publisher of BodyShop Business.

“We are constantly striving to build on our success with the Business Solutions Conferences,” says Randy Dewing, senior business solutions manager. “That’s why we have assembled another strong line-up for Nashville. So strong that I am sure many customers will be able to look back and see this conference as a turning point for the improved performance of their business.”

Attendance at the conference is open to owners and managers of collision centers using PPG Refinish products. For more information, visit www.mvpconference.com.

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