Ceramic Industry

PPG Announces Executive Appointments

May 17, 2011

PPG Industries recently announced several executive assignments, effective May 1. Gary Danowski, vice president, Flat Glass, has been named vice president, Automotive Refinish, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He will be based at the Rolle, Switzerland, headquarters of PPG Europe and report to John Outcalt, vice president, Automotive Refinish.

Richard A. Beuke, vice president, Silicas, has been named vice president, Flat Glass. He will be based at the Flat Glass business and discovery center in Harmar, PA, and report to J. Rich Alexander, executive vice president, Performance Coatings and Glass.

Kevin D. Braun, general manager, Architectural Coatings, ANZ (Australia and New Zealand), has been named general manager, Silica products. Based at the Monroeville, PA, chemicals center, Braun will report to Richard C. Elias, senior vice president, Optical and Specialty Materials.

Johann (John) F. Kolling, director, U.S. taxes, has been named vice president, tax administration. He will be based at the Pittsburgh global headquarters and report to Robert J. Dellinger, senior vice president, finance and CFO.

For additional details, visit www.ppg.com.