West Earns LEED-Green Associate Accreditation
July 7, 2010
PPG Industries announced that Victor West, CSI, CDT, architectural
manager, PPG Pittsburgh Paints, has earned the LEED-Green Associate
accreditation from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI),
the credentialing affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
James J. Bogdan, PPG manager, green building initiatives, construction
market team, said West's accreditation will strengthen his ability
to help design professionals utilize PPG products when pursuing
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or other green
building certifications for their projects.
"Victor has more than 35 years of experience in the paint
industry," Bogdan said. "This accreditation demonstrates
his commitment not just to helping customers, but to promoting the
principles and practices of green building through all his interactions
with the building industry."
In his current position, West serves design professionals throughout
Michigan, northwestern Ohio and southeastern Wisconsin. In addition
to providing paint expertise, he also helps customers specify environmentally
progressive PPG architectural glass and coatings.
West currently serves on the board of directors for the Detroit
Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). He also
is an industry partner of the American Society of Interior Design
(ASID) and industry member of the International Interior Design
Association (IIDA). Prior to joining PPG in 2006, he worked in the
paint manufacturing industry as a laboratory technician, sales representative,
account manager and architect manager.
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