PPG’s automotive refinish business has named Auto Color Supply of Murfreesboro, TN, as its 2009 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to Auto Color Supply owner Pat Anderton in February during the annual PPG Platinum Conference at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, NV. Anderton bought Auto Color Supply in Murfreesboro from his sister and brother in-law in 1983. Since then, he has expanded operations and opened stores in Shelbyville and Columbia, TN. His team of 12 employees sells a full line of PPG products. Anderton became a PPG Platinum Distributor in 2005. The PPG Platinum 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 refinish customers. The program delivers competitive advantages to 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.