Southern Auto Color named as PPG’s Distributor of the Year

PPG Honors Southern Auto Color with Platinum Distributor of the Year Award

PPG named Southern Auto Color of Gainesville, Ga. the recipient of it’s Platinum Distributor of the Year award. Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, presented the award at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held recently at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. The conference brought together distributors from across the United States and Canada. Southern Auto Color’s owners David and Tammy Kenimer respectively, accepted the award. PPG president and CEO Michael McGarry also took part in the presentation. “The Distributor of the Year award epitomizes the tradition and success of the Platinum Distributor program” said Wenzinger.

“I was surprised and thrilled when I heard our name announced,” said Tammy Kenimer. “Everyone at Southern Auto Color works hard to represent the PPG name and support our customers. We are grateful to have our efforts recognized. We’re like a big family, and everyone under our roof deserves credit for this award.”

Southern Auto Color was established by the Kenimers in 1985 in Gainesville as a parts and paint store. In 1988, Southern opted to sell only PPG paint. In just a few years it earned Platinum Distributor status. Today, with more than 20 employees and four strategic locations, Southern Auto Color is the largest PPG Platinum Distributor in North East Georgia and maintains a reputation for making customer support its highest priority. The company is dedicated to continuous staff training, staying on top of industry advances and taking advantage of PPG MVP offerings whenever possible. Customers have come to regard the Southern Auto Color staff as the experts in automotive refinishing, a designation supported by a high customer retention rate.

The PPG Platinum Distributor program began in 1995 as a loyalty and support initiative for PPG single-line distributors, with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional service and benefits for PPG customers. The program delivers competitive advantages to its participants by aligning the technology, training and customer support of PPG with the entrepreneurship, customer awareness, local market knowledge and service capability of the independent distributor.