People
Published: May 16, 2022
People
Published: May 16, 2022

Behind the Paints with Diana McCollum

In the wake of continued raw material shortages, Diana McCollum, production coordinator, Protective and Marine Coatings (PMC), United States and Canada, has been instrumental in helping the PMC Little Rock Plant in Arkansas exceed their production threshold for the first time in two years.

Diana has held several positions at PPG in just over 5 years with the company.

She goes above and beyond her daily tasks that consist of being at the crossroads of our production planning, raw materials, procurement, and production teams. She has an incredible work ethic, works overtime and even weekends regularly, without having to be asked, to make sure the plant is successful.
Ron Glover, Little Rock plant manager, PMC

Diana ensures that the plant production team has the raw materials, labelling, packaging and other necessary materials to meet specific production schedules while identifying and escalating opportunities for additional production to maximize the plant output.

“What sets Diana apart is the ownership she takes in her job and the diligence to make things happen,” said Glover. “Diana does not shy away from a challenge. She seems energized by the opportunity to improve our plant performance.”

Diana's ownership extends beyond her daily tasks to her teammates and workplace. She has taken it upon herself to make it happen by leading engagement activities for the warehouse team. In addition, she has sourced and installed activity and communications boards throughout the warehouse to recognize teammates for their birthdays, favorite PPG color, daily and weekly assignments, and living ‘The PPG Way’.

I saw there was a need and an opportunity for more engagement at the plant. I care about our PPG Family and want to make sure they feel heard, recognized, and engaged. The staff responded extremely well, and I believe at the end of the day engaged teams perform better.