Dee Schlotter

PPG Architectural Coatings, North America

Dee is Sr. Colour Marketing Manager, PPG Architectural Coatings, North America developing the colour platforms for merchandising and professional specification tools for all PPG’s brands, including, PPG Paints, Sico, Dulux, Olympic, Pittsburgh Paints & Stains, and Glidden Paints sold at stores, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, and independent dealers. Dee collaborates with international designer, Vicente Wolf and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in developing colour palettes and stories for our brands. She initiated and is a key member of the PPG Global Colour Styling Team that researches and forecasts colours for the architectural market globally in addition to the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, and industrial markets. Dee has given hundreds of colour presentations nationally to design professionals and consumers on trends in nearly every architectural segment. Dee is the media colour spokesperson for PPG’s paint brands. She has worked for PPG for 26 years, member of ASID, IIDA, NKBA professional associations. She has a B.A. in English from University of Pittsburgh and MBA from Duquesne University.

Dee loves the study of colour preferences. Colour selection can be subjective; however, colour preferences and trends are not random. What we are drawn to is a result of societal influences, lifestyle and demographic filters that bring certain colours to the surface. It’s what drives PPG’s forecast approach. Every colour selected has validation – and Dee shares how it’s done in her presentations.

Dee loves hiking and biking throughout national parks in North America with her son and husband.

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