At the recent 25th annual Carnegie Science Awards celebration, PPG was singled out to win the prestigious “Corporate Leadership” category. Recipients across eight categories are selected by a committee of peers – past award winners and industry leaders – following a rigorous review process. The Corporate Leadership Award honours a company or team / individual for accomplishments in manufacturing and materials processes, biomedical or life sciences, and / or information technology, that have led to significant economic or societal benefits for the Western Pennsylvania region.
David Bem, PPG Vice President, Science and Technology, and Chief Technology Officer, accepted the award on behalf of PPG. “We are honoured to be recognised by our peers for our leadership in innovation, sustainability and colour, as well as our commitment to addressing the needs of the Pittsburgh region through initiatives focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, COVID-19 relief, social justice and employee volunteerism.”
The event has become an annual celebration where recipients are recognised for their achievements, according to Jason Brown, the Henry Buhl, Jr. director of the Carnegie Science Centre. “The Carnegie Science Awards celebrate the accomplishments of the creative and forward-thinking minds in Pittsburgh’s science, technology and education communities and provide opportunities for them to meet and share their stories. These individuals and companies are making incredible contributions to their fields and directly impacting the health, growth and economic vitality of our region as a whole.”
In addition to celebrating award recipients, 25th Annual Carnegie Science Awards event raised funds to support Carnegie Science Centre education programs that nurture the next generation of leaders in science and technology.