PPG Protective & Marine Coatings Greece holds successful customer training session

Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training — By on December 11, 2013 at 3:07 PM


Course attendees with Mr George Petkovski (3rd from left) and Mr Tassos Kaklamanis (2nd from right)

Course attendees with Mr George Petkovski (3rd from left) and Mr Tassos Kaklamanis (2nd from right)

ACHARNAI, Greece, 11 December 2013 – PPG Greece has reported huge success with its first ever customer training initiative, with 55 customers from 25 Greek shipping companies attending the one day event last month.

Held at the new facility in Acharnai – Athens, PPG’s sales team took customers on a tour of the new training center, giving them the opportunity to familiarise themselves with new product developments from PPG Protective & Marine Coatings.

Lead by Training Instructor George Petkovski, attendees also took part in a spray and roll-on application exercise, followed by an information session on topics including corrosion and paint technology, surface preparation, coating application in modern shipbuilding, fouling prevention by coatings, coating assessment and inspection equipment. Tassos Kaklamanis, Marine Manager PPG Greece said:

“It is essential that our customers are able to understand exactly how our products work, and how we can work with them to make cost and efficiency savings for their vessels. Sessions such as this one give customers the opportunity to get up close to many of our products and take part in a number of hands-on demonstrations. The session resulted in some very positive feedback and is something that we plan to continue.”

A second session has been planned for customers in Greece in March. For more information, contact: alexandra.vassiliadou@ppg.com

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and colour, 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. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

To find out more about PPG’s marine coatings, visit www.sigmacoatings.com/marine.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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