PPG Automotive Refinish has unveiled its 2014 distributor training schedule. Consisting of more than 30 classes across 12 critical business areas, the training is designed for owners, managers, sales staff and other key personnel involved in the operation of a PPG distributor business. The courses make up a comprehensive curriculum PPG has created to support all its distributors by providing the practical and professional skills required to successfully run a productive and profitable enterprise.
“Distributor success is something PPG cares about and is absolutely committed to, and that means providing great products and great training,” said Bob Wenzinger, PPG distributor programs director. “We continue to place a significant emphasis on making sure all PPG distributors have everything they need to build and operate an efficient and effective business.”
According to Wenzinger, the distributor training PPG offers can have a significant and positive impact on every aspect of a distributor’s operations. Classes cover general operations, finance, business development and management, conflict resolution, selling skills, commercial business development and more.
“We’re always enhancing our distributor training offerings, making sure they’re relevant and rewarding,” added Wenzinger. “We see PPG distributors at all levels learning and improving from our courses.”
Training will be held throughout the year—from March to December—in PPG Business Development Centers and conference facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Courses are led by PPG leadership as well as by prominent consultants in the automotive refinish industry.