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PPG Announces Executive Appointments

PPG Industries recently announced several executive appointments, effective August 1. Frank S. Sklarsky, executive vice president, Finance, will be appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer, and will continue to serve on PPG’s executive and operating committees. Sklarsky continues to report to Charles E. Bunch, chairman and CEO, and to be based at PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh.

David B. Navikas, senior vice president, Finance, and chief financial officer, will be appointed senior vice president, Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. Navikas also continues to serve on the executive and operating committees, to report to Bunch, and to be based at PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh.

Kevin D. Braun, general manager, Silica Products, will be appointed vice president, Global Raw Materials and Americas purchasing. In this new leadership role, Braun will be an officer of the company.

Anup Jain, vice president, Strategic Planning and Corporate Development, will be named vice president, Silica Products. In his new role, Jain will be responsible for driving the continued profitable growth of the core silica products and TESLIN®products groups, as well as exploring new and different applications and innovations to add to these businesses. In his new role, Jain will report to Richard C. Elias, senior vice president, Optical and Specialty Materials.

Jeffrey C. Davies, managing director, Corporate Development, will be named vice president, Corporate Development, and become an officer of the company. He will report to Navikas.

Thomas E. Maziarz, general manager, Stores and Dealers, Architectural Coatings, will be named vice president, Stores and Dealers, Architectural Coatings, North America, and will become an officer of the company. Maziarz will continue to lead the store and dealer channels of the architectural coatings business in North America. He will continue to report to Scott Sinetar, vice president, architectural coatings, North America.

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