GTS President Mike Jones earns recognition from Auto Glass Magazine

PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2008 – Mike Jones, president of GTS Services, the leading business software and services provider to the glass industry, was recognized by Auto Glass Magazine as being among 10 top performers in the auto glass industry under the age of 40.

Each individual was selected because of his or her contribution and leadership in the auto glass industry.

“Mike plays a key role in our automotive glass and services business,” said Gary Eilers, PPG general manager, automotive replacement glass (ARG) and services. “We’re glad the industry has recognized his value and strength.

“Since becoming president of GTS in 2005, Mike has worked tirelessly to grow and diversify GTS while maintaining the focus on our customers,” added Eilers. “And Mike’s previous success in bringing GLAXIS electronic connectivity for claims processing and product ordering to auto glass locations across the United States and Canada has been a home run in the industry. On behalf of our entire organization, we congratulate him for this well-deserved recognition.”

For more information about the Auto Glass Magazine recognition and Jones’ career accomplishments, visit

“I am humbled by this recognition, and I owe it to the hard-working teams at GTS and PPG,” Jones said. “Our long-term strategy at GTS has always been to enable our customers to create more profit from their business. Our integration with the automotive glass and services business of PPG makes it possible to collaborate with PPG AutoGlass and ARG, LYNX Services and GLAXIS to create one-of a kind solutions for the glass retailer – solutions that help them stay ahead of the competition.”

GTS recently launched Internet Marketing Services to the marketplace, providing tools and resources to help convert online customers to offline sales. In addition, GTS’s latest software developments have included enhanced commercial glazing capabilities and integrating with the Microsoft Dynamics GP financial accounting package.

For more information about GTS products and business solutions, visit, e-mail or call (800) 209-2369.

PPG is the largest glass manufacturer in North America, supplying automotive, aircraft and other transportation original and replacement windshields and windows, glass for residential and commercial construction, and products for industrial and specialty applications. The automotive glass and services business comprises automotive glass manufacturing, supply chain, distribution services, retailer alliance partnerships and insurance claims management. The business employs approximately 4,200 employees worldwide.

About GTS Services

GTS Services is the leading business software and services provider to the glass industry. Based in Portland, Ore., its products have helped glass shops deal with the increasing technical demands of the business since 1982 by integrating their business needs and connecting them with insurance companies and third-party administrators as well as glass suppliers. For more information, visit

About PPG

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG’s sales in 2007 were $11.2 billion. SigmaKalon, a worldwide coatings producer based in Uithoorn, Netherlands, that PPG acquired Jan. 2, 2008, had 2007 sales of $2.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit


Laurie Cochran

PPG Automotive Glass & Services


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