PPG Receives IT Innovation Awards

PPG has earned the FutureEdge 50 award for its PPG ASSET INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT™ (AIM™) system, which was introduced in the United States and Canada last year. Created for PPG’s protective and marine coatings (PMC) business, the software-based program uses PPG-developed proprietary algorithms to help facility owners, managers, and engineers schedule, budget, and optimize corrosion protection of metal assets.

“The FutureEdge 50 award highlights PPG’s commitment to using information technology (IT) to help customers maximize their coatings investments,” said Scott Doering, PPG director of sales, PMC, U.S. “While some companies offer corrosion audit programs that help customers actively manage assets, the PPG AIM system is the first that we know of to feature dynamic budgeting and scheduling capabilities.”

These capabilities are designed to enable maintenance engineers to more accurately forecast which assets will require a new coating or surface repair and when that work must be done. The software also estimates inflation-adjusted costs for when those repairs are expected to take place.

“The organizations in the FutureEdge 50 are doing exciting things that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago,” said Anne McCrory, group vice president, customer experience and operations, IDG Events. “We are honored to showcase these innovations and many others as we enter into a new era of sophistication with cloud, devices and environments powering the technology-driven business.”

The 2020 CIO Award, which was also presented in recognition of the PPG AIM system, represents the fifth time PPG has received this honor.

“The achievement showcases PPG’s legacy of IT innovation,” said Jeff Lipniskis, PPG global director, information technology. “We are proud to be recognized for this prestigious honor, but even more so for our team’s ability to continuously innovate and develop advanced digital solutions that help our customers meet the challenges of doing business in their industries.”

“Today’s most successful companies are using IT to deliver business value, whether by enabling growth, optimizing business processes or improving relationships with customers,” said Adam Dennison, senior vice president and general manager, IDG Events, and publisher, CIO. “We are honored to showcase the technology innovation shown by this year’s CIO 100 winners and look forward to celebrating their accomplishments.”


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