PPG Aerospace Transparencies Group Named Gulfstream Supplier of the Year

Sept. 23, 2014
PPG facilities in Huntsville, AL, and Sylmar, CA, and its Ampaspace subsidiary in Casaletto Vaprio, Italy, near Milan, were recognized for supplying Gulfstream with flight-deck windows and passenger-cabin windows.

SYLMAR, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group has been named a 2013 Supplier of the Year by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

PPG facilities in Huntsville, Alabama, and Sylmar, California, and its Ampaspace subsidiary in Casaletto Vaprio, Italy, near Milan, were recognized for exemplary performance supplying Gulfstream with flight-deck windows and passenger-cabin windows as well as various light lenses for original-equipment and replacement applications. Every Gulfstream aircraft since the Gulfstream I has flown with PPG transparencies.

Gulfstream bestows the awards to suppliers achieving superior scores on its supplier scorecard in total value chain cost that encompasses engineering, quality, reliability, delivery and product support.

“As a long-standing supplier to Gulfstream, PPG Aerospace sincerely appreciates receiving this award,” said Will Wenck, PPG Aerospace program director for Gulfstream at the Atlanta application support center. “PPG people around the globe had a hand in achieving this, and we can be proud knowing we deliver performance and value to Gulfstream that merits their recognition.”

“This is an outstanding accomplishment that speaks to the commitment of your organization’s leadership and the dedication of your entire team to provide excellent service to Gulfstream,” said Bill Williams, vice president, supply chain initial and final phase, Gulfstream.

PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems. For more information, visit www.ppgaerospace.com.


PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.