The awards recognize students' winning entries in a competition to design a luxury 2008-model vehicle for an affluent woman that uses glass to add safety and security as well as utility, comfort and convenience. Ernest Hahn, PPG vice president, automotive glass, will present the awards.Also attending will be the judges for the competition, and CCS alumni: Mark Allen, senior designer, Truck Studio, DaimlerChrysler; Jim Fleming, senior creative designer, Truck Brand Character Center, General Motors, and Douglas Gaffka, director - design, living legends, Ford Motor Co. The demographic group on which CCS students based their designs was defined by J.D. Power and Associates, whose representatives also will attend.
Members of the media are invited to cover the awards presentation, and examine new PPG automotive glass and coatings technologies displayed for Supplier Preview Days Jan. 9-10 at the North American International Auto Show.