Ceramic Industry

PPG's Archinaco to Retire; Bunch will Become President and COO

March 6, 2002
PPG Industries announced recently that Frank A. Archinaco, executive vice president, will retire July 1 and Charles E. (Chuck) Bunch, executive vice president, has been elected president and chief operating officer, effective the same day. "Throughout his 37 years with PPG, Frank has represented the company with great distinction," said Raymond W. LeBoeuf, PPG chairman and chief executive officer. "He is held in high regard, particularly by our customers and employees, who respect his judgment and sincerity. Frank has contributed significantly to the strategic direction of our company, having been a member of executive management for the past five years. Quite simply, Frank's impact on us and our company will continue long after his last day on the job. I appreciate the opportunity to announce Frank's decision now so we can manage the transition effectively." LeBoeuf said he is looking forward to working with Bunch in the new role he will assume at midyear.

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