Ceramic Industry

Danowski Named VP of Performance Glazings for PPG (posted 1/12/09)

January 12, 2009

PPG Industries recently announced that Gary Danowski, director of global operations for Aerospace, will become vice president of Performance Glazings, effective in mid-January. He will report to Senior Vice President Victoria M. Holt and will be based at the Harmar, Pa., glass business and discovery center.

Danowski joined PPG in 1982 as a production engineer at the former Crestline, Ohio, automotive glass fabrication plant, which is now part of Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (PGW). He moved to Detroit in 1988 as an automotive glass sales engineer and to Evansville, Ind., in 1991 as superintendent of engineering at PPG’s former automotive glass plant there. In 1994, Danowski moved to Paris as director of Market Development for PPG’s European glass business, and returned to the U.S. in 1997 as plant manager of PPG’s former Meadville, Pa., glass manufacturing facility, now part of PGW. He was appointed director of new products and services for Flat Glass (now the performance glazings business) in 2001; director of production for Automotive OEM Glass (now part of PGW) in 2003; and director of global operations for Aerospace in 2007.

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