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PPG Announces Executive Appointments

PPG Industries recently announced four executive appointments, effective Sept. 1. J. Rich Alexander, PPG executive vice president, has been appointed to lead all of PPG’s architectural coatings businesses. In this role, Alexander will direct the integration of PPG’s current Architectural Coatings–EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Architectural Coatings–Americas and Asia/Pacific businesses to leverage strategic and operational synergies. In addition, he will assume executive leadership responsibility for the Asia/Pacific region and will retain responsibility for PPG’s Fiber Glass and Flat Glass businesses, as well as the purchasing and distribution, and corporate marketing functions.

Pierre-Marie De Leener, PPG executive vice president, has been appointed to lead PPG’s global Automotive Refinish, Protective and Marine Coatings, and Aerospace businesses. In addition, he will assume executive leadership responsibility for the Latin America region. De Leener will retain responsibility for PPG’s global information technology function.

Viktoras R. Sekmakas, PPG senior vice president, Industrial Coatings, and president, PPG Asia/Pacific, will serve as senior vice president, Industrial Coatings, and president, PPG Europe. Sekmakas will assume leadership responsibility for the EMEA region in addition to leading the global Industrial Coatings and Packaging coatings businesses. Sekmakas will relocate from PPG’s Asia/Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong to Rolle, Switzerland.

Michael Horton, vice president, Asia/Pacific Coatings, and general manager, Automotive Refinish and Architectural coatings, Asia/Pacific, will be named president, PPG Asia/Pacific, and vice president, Automotive Refinish and Architectural Coatings, Asia/Pacific. Horton will remain based in Shanghai.

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