Published: December 21, 2022
Published: December 21, 2022

Kevin Burgess: Can-do Attitude Drives Growth

At PPG, we are grateful for all of our employees around the world, including our frontline employees who often work behind the scenes in our manufacturing facilities, research laboratories, stores and other PPG sites to make it happen. In our “Behind the Paints" series, we introduce you to members of our frontline team and showcase the many ways they run it like they own it – at work and in the community.

Kevin Burgess, city sales manager, Architectural Coatings (AC), United States and Canada (USCA), runs it like he owns it for the team in Canada. He is always going above and beyond for his teammates, customers and PPG family, no matter the task, according to Kolin Marshall, regional general manager, Atlantic Canada, AC USCA.


Kevin joined us as an account development manager in January of 2021. “Thanks to his strong sales results and drive to grow professionally by exhibiting strong leadership skills,” Kolin said, “Kevin was recently promoted to the city manager position as a development opportunity to gain more managerial experience.”

While serving in this role, Kevin has embodied The PPG Way to Lead, notably assisting with maintenance issues at a store on a weekend.

Kevin did not hesitate to go to the store with tools in hand and correct the issue. He continues to make it happen on and off the work clock.

Kevin is committed to customer service, having made excellent strides with notable accounts through prompt service, value-based selling and partnering closely as both business and supplier. He is also noted for his willingness to volunteer for new experiences and leadership opportunities; most recently raising his hand to manage additional tasks while there was a vacant leadership position in the business.

Kevin is one of the individuals who kept our team engaged, informed, and on track when our business was undergoing change and navigating continued supply disruptions.
John Landry, regional sales manager, AC USCA

Kevin’s colleagues appreciate his can-do attitude when it comes to adversity, and his willingness to learn new skills or take on new tasks – he’s even become quite an expert on spray machines, resulting in an uptick in spray equipment sales.


Outside of work, Kevin exhibits these qualities through volunteerism in the community, and at home, where he is enjoying life as a new father.

“I enjoy getting involved in any way that I can and giving back to the community,” said Kevin, who currently serves as president of the Halifax chapter of the Canadian Progress Club which raises money for local special-needs charities.

Click here to read previous “Behind the Paints” features.

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