PPG Announces Executive Appointments
PITTSBURGH -- February 21, 2013
PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) today announced several executive appointments that
are effective immediately:
Michael H. McGarry, PPG executive vice president, has assumed leadership
responsibility for the company’s architectural coatings – Americas and Asia
Pacific, architectural coatings – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and
flat glass businesses. McGarry will also lead the EMEA region in addition to
his responsibility for the information technology, environment, health and
safety, and corporate quality functions. PPG’s automotive refinish and
aerospace businesses, which previously reported to him, will now report to
Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch. McGarry continues to report to Bunch, serve
as a member of the executive and operating committees, and be based at PPG’s
global headquarters in Pittsburgh.
Viktoras R. Sekmakas, PPG executive vice president, has assumed leadership
responsibility for the company’s fiber glass business, the Asia Pacific
region, and the purchasing and logistics function. He will continue to lead
the industrial coatings, packaging coatings, and protective and marine
coatings businesses. Sekmakas will relocate to PPG’s global headquarters in
Pittsburgh from PPG’s EMEA regional headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland. He
will continue to report to Bunch and serve as a member of the executive and
Jean-Marie Greindl, PPG vice president, automotive OEM coatings, EMEA, has
assumed additional responsibility for the EMEA region and has been named vice
president, automotive OEM coatings, EMEA, and president, PPG EMEA. He will
continue to be based in Rolle and will report to Cynthia A. Niekamp, PPG
senior vice president, automotive OEM coatings, and to McGarry.
In addition, PPG has announced that Bryan N. Iams, PPG vice president,
corporate communications and marketing, will assume responsibility for the
company’s government and community affairs functions in addition to his
current role. Iams will be named vice president, corporate communications,
marketing, and government and community affairs, and he will report to Bunch.
This change is effective March 1.
PPG also announced that J. Rich Alexander, PPG executive vice president, will
retire effective March 1. He will continue with the company through the end of
the month in a non-operating role.
“During his 34-year career with PPG, Rich has held numerous key leadership
roles in our coatings, fiber glass and flat glass businesses, as well as our
Asia Pacific and Latin America regions,” Bunch said. “As a member of the
executive and operating committees, Rich has played an important role in PPG’s
strategic portfolio transformation. I thank him for his many contributions to
PPG’s success and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and
specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability
and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer
products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces
in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global
headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the
world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York
Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
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Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
PPG Industries, Inc.
Jeremy Neuhart, PPG Corporate Communications, 412-434-3046
Vince Morales, PPG Investor Relations, 412-434-3740
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