PPG to unleash creativity at SEMA Show

October 21, 2019

Booth will feature work of top artists, lowrider vehicles, celebrity appearances

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 17, 2019 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that attendees at this year’s SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Nov. 5-8 will be part of a unique experience when they visit booth 24600. PPG’s one-of-a-kind booth will feature custom lowrider vehicles, distinctive artwork pieces, advanced automotive refinish products, and celebrity meet and greet sessions.

A focal point of the display will be a collection of artwork displaying the artistry and craftsmanship of more than 30 of the custom car world’s top artists.

“Each year, we like to raise the bar in our challenges to our painters,” said Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, PPG director, marketing communications, automotive refinish. “This year, our goal was to unleash their inner potential by inviting them to show what they always wanted to do with color and take their creativity to an entirely new level. What they come back with is always amazing and more than what we ask for! We have some of the most talented and creative masterminds using our products, and this year, they do not disappoint!”

The industry’s top names will be at the PPG booth for meet-and-greet sessions, mingling with visitors and signing autographs. Always drawing a big crowd, reality TV stars Mark Worman and Will Scott from Graveyard Carz will talk with fans and sign autographs on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to noon. Other popular personalities will greet fans during the show, including painters Charley Hutton and Bobby Alloway, as well as Tom and Mitch Kelly. Each year, the father and son team designs exclusive, one-of-a kind collectible posters for the show.

“SEMA is just a great stage to meet with old friends in the industry and make new ones,” said Hutton. “This year, I am super excited to get a chance to talk with the 2019 SEMA Battle of the Builders Young Gun Regional Winners alongside PPG. I love meeting and talking with other painters and craftsmen, especially the next generation of builders. They bring such a different perspective on painting, and I enjoy learning from them and hearing about their great ideas.”

Racing fans will enjoy meet-and-greet sessions with Tasca Racing. Kenny Youngblood, one of drag racing’s most talented graphic artists, also will be at the PPG booth with his latest creations.

SEMA offers impressive cars, stars, product demonstrations, networking opportunities, educational seminars and more. PPG has been a long-time supporter of the show, which is attended by more than 100,000 domestic and international automotive industry professionals.

“SEMA is one of the best events to connect with the people who use our products every day,” said Fronzaglia-Murray. “We look forward to ‘talking paint’ with them and learning what we can do to help them achieve outstanding colors and finishes. And this year, we’re inviting all painters – regardless if they attend the show – to join in the fun and excitement of what you can do with PPG paint by sharing their inspiration with us on Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #ppgunleashed.”

To learn more about automotive refinish products from PPG, visit booth 24600 at SEMA, call 800-647-6050 or go to www.ppgrefinish.com.

Appearance Schedule PPG Booth 24600

Tuesday, Nov. 5

10–11 a.m.                  Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

11 a.m.–noon              Bob Tasca, Tasca Racing

1–2 p.m.                      Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio                                            

3–4 p.m.                      Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery                              


Wednesday, Nov. 6

10–11 a.m.                  Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters               

11 a.m.–noon              Mark Worman and Will Scott, Graveyard Carz         

1–2 p.m.                      Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop      

3–4 p.m.                      Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio                                


Thursday, Nov. 7

10–11 a.m.                  Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

1–2 p.m.                      Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop

2–3 p.m.                      Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

3–4 p.m.                      Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters


Friday, Nov. 8

10–11 a.m.                  Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters                            

11 a.m.–noon              Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

Appearance schedule subject to change.



At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Cathy Rusnak Segment Communications Manager Automotive Refinish (440) 572-2800 rusnak@ppg.com

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Renowned Painters Bobby Alloway (left) and Charley Hutton (right) will greet fans at the PPG booth during the SEMA Show. 1558 x 784 jpg 217 KB