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Published: November 14, 2017
People
Published: November 14, 2017

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Automotive Coatings Innovation with Elise Dubuet

At PPG we love to celebrate the achievements of our employees, especially if they echo the PPG values of teamwork, leadership, perseverance and customer care. Elise Dubuet is no exception to this rule.

She began her journey with PPG and GSM (Global Supply Management) a few years ago and has worked her way upwards to the role of Global Commodity Manager for Solvents. One of her landmark achievements came whilst caring for an Automotive client who was looking for further innovation to their finish and took it upon herself to investigate.

At the time there weren't any obvious signs of faults in the primer itself or the procedures it was used in, making it difficult to draw conclusions from her own inspections. However, Elise's perseverance lead her to identifying that a root cause for the issue could have been down to one of the primer's raw materials. She put her suspicions to the test and audited her suppliers' production line to minimize the possibility that other sources were causing the issue.

Her excellent coordination, personal commitment, teamwork and leadership skills eventually brought an end to the investigation! As a result, we were able to improve the induction process that is undertaken when welcoming new suppliers, going forward they will now be better educated on product quality.

Elise's considerate and inspirational hard work will act as a reminder to GSM to carry on thinking 'out of the box' when it comes to creative solutions. Do you have a story like Elise's or you know someone in your team that deserves some fantastic PPG recognition? Contact the PPG People team here and we’ll be in touch soon!