PPG Executive Vice President Sekmakas to Retire

  PPG Executive Vice President Sekmakas to Retire

Business Wire

PITTSBURGH -- September 21, 2017

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that Viktor Sekmakas, PPG executive vice
president, has elected to retire. He will be resigning as executive vice
president, effective Sept. 30.

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PPG executive vice president Viktor Sekmakas has elected to retire. He will be
resigning as executiv ...

PPG executive vice president Viktor Sekmakas has elected to retire. He will be
resigning as executive vice president, effective Sept. 30. (Photo: Business

During his 20-year career with PPG, Sekmakas has held numerous key leadership
roles in PPG’s automotive, industrial and packaging coatings businesses, as
well as in the company’s Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa

“Viktor has truly been a dynamic global leader for PPG. He has played a key
role in expanding our global businesses and operations; strengthening many
important customer relationships; and developing new, more efficient and
effective business processes,” said PPG Chairman and CEO Michael McGarry. “We
thank Viktor for his many contributions to PPG and wish him and his family all
the best in the future.”

As a member of the PPG Executive Committee since 2012, Sekmakas played an
important role in PPG’s strategic portfolio transformation and growth. In
particular, Sekmakas spearheaded the efforts to maximize shareholder value in
the divestitures of the glass and fiber glass businesses while championing the
decision to enter the coatings services business.

After joining PPG as market development manager in 1997, Sekmakas moved
through a variety of leadership positions, including global director,
automotive parts and accessories, and general manager, industrial coatings,
Asia Pacific. Sekmakas assumed additional responsibility as managing director,
coatings, Asia Pacific, and then was named vice president, coatings, and
managing director, Asia Pacific. He was named president, PPG Asia Pacific, and
later added responsibility for PPG’s global industrial coatings business. Upon
assuming the role of senior vice president in 2010, Sekmakas added
responsibility for the global packaging coatings business and became a member
of PPG’s operating committee. He moved from Hong Kong to Rolle, Switzerland,
as senior vice president, industrial coatings, and president, PPG Europe. He
was named executive vice president in 2012.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest
challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With
headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries
and reported net sales of $14.3 billion in 2016. We serve customers in
construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and
aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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