MOVES: McGarry and Sekmakas to join PPG executive committee

24 August 2012 17:40  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--PPG Industries' executives Michael McGarry and Viktor Sekmakas have been promoted to executive vice president and will join the company’s executive committee from 1 September, the US-based coatings, chemicals and specialty products firm said on Friday.

McGarry will assume leadership of PPG's global aerospace products and automotive refinish businesses as well as the Asia Pacific region and global information technology function. Those responsibilities are in addition to McGarry’s current role as leader of PPG’s commodity chemicals business and the environment, health and safety function.

Sekmakas will assume leadership of PPG’s global protective and marine coatings business, in addition to his current oversight of the company’s industrial and packaging coatings businesses and the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

PPG also announced that executive vice president Pierre-Marie De Leener plans to leave the company on 31 October.

De Leener led PPG’s global automotive refinish, aerospace products, and protective and marine coatings businesses. He joined PPG with PPG's acquisition of SigmaKalon in January 2008, having previously served as that company’s CEO.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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