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PPG Named by IDG’s Computerworld to 2016 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

June 16, 2016
By Business Wire News


PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced that IDG’s Computerworld has named it one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in IT – among the top 100 organizations that challenge information technology (IT) employees while providing exceptional benefits and compensation, according to the publication. The complete ranking appears in the current issue of Computerworld, along with results from the 23rd annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.

This is the second time PPG has ranked No. 1 in career development in this annual survey; the first time was in 2014. The publication this year noted PPG’s “culture of innovation,” including the IT organization’s strategic funding program that encourages employees to explore opportunities and to test and develop strategic business solutions. In addition, PPG was recognized for its global mentoring program that connects IT leaders and professionals from across the globe for mutual career enrichment.

“PPG is honored to be named again among the leading IT workplaces,” said Chris Caruso, PPG vice president, information technology. “Our IT team has a long history of creating innovative solutions that help PPG and our customers maintain a competitive advantage in our industries. Employee engagement is a top priority for PPG, and we believe that our career-development initiatives are a key reason that we continue to rank among the top IT employers in this survey.”

Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld, said, “The organizations on this year’s Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment. In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects.”

The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Computerworld

Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 – March 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary IDG. Company information is available at


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PPG Media Contact:
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Corporate Communications