PPG Industries recently announced two executive appointments, effective immediately. Dave Cole, former president of Transitions Optical, has been appointed vice president, Packaging Coatings.

Anup Jain, previously PPG vice president, Silica Products, has been appointed vice president, Specialty Coatings and Materials. Jain will assume responsibility for the optical monomers and coatings and OLED/specialty synthesis businesses, as well as the photochromics research and development organization. He will continue to oversee PPG’s silica products business.

Rick Elias, previously senior vice president, Optical and Specialty Materials, has retired from the company. Rick joined PPG in 1975 as a chemist at the company’s Allison Park, Pa., coatings Research and Development center.

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