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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