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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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PPG appoints Kappas vice president, Americas, protective and marine coatings

Valenta named vice president, environment, health and safety

 


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PITTSBURGH, Nov. 1, 2013 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced that Diane M. Kappas has been appointed vice president, Americas, for the protective and marine coatings (PMC) business, effective Dec. 1. The company also announced that Jane Valenta has been appointed to Kappas’ previous role of vice president, environment, health and safety (EHS), effective Dec. 1.

Kappas will assume full responsibility for PPG’s PMC business in the United States, Canada and Latin America, and she will report to Tim Knavish, global vice president, PMC. Kappas joined PPG in 1986 as an engineer trainee in the industrial coatings business, and she has advanced through positions in corporate diversity as well as facility, supply chain and product management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University.

Reporting to Executive Vice President Michael H. McGarry, Valenta will assume responsibility for all EHS functions including environmental affairs, product stewardship, health, safety, compliance assurance and corporate medical, and she will contribute to PPG’s corporate sustainability efforts. She is currently associate director of performance coatings for research and development, supporting the aerospace, architectural coatings, automotive refinish and PMC businesses. Valenta joined PPG in 1986 as a chemist trainee with the automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) coatings business at the Allison Park, Pa., Coatings Innovation Center, and she has held positions of increasing responsibility in product development. Valenta holds 10 patents and earned a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.

- See more at: http://www.ppg.com/en/newsroom/news/Pages/20131101A.aspx#sthash.7UfNoIQv.dpuf

PPG Industries has put its entire protective and marine coatings business in the United States, Canada and Latin America under the leadership of Diane M. Kappas.

Kappas, a chemical engineer and 27-year PPG employee, becomes Vice President, Americas, Protective and Marine Coatings (PMC), effective Dec. 1. She had been vice president of the company for environment, health and safety (EHS).

Dr. Jane Valenta, also a 27-year PPG employee, will succeed Kappas as Vice President, EHS.

Protective and Marine Coatings

Kappas will assume full responsibility for PPG’s PMC business in the United States, Canada and Latin America, reporting to PMC global vice president Tim Knavish.

Diane M. Kappas
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Diane M. Kappas becomes VP, Americas, for Protective and Marine Coatings.

Kappas joined PPG in 1986 as an engineer trainee in the industrial coatings business, and she has advanced through positions in corporate diversity as well as facility, supply chain and product management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University.

EHS

Valenta is currently associate director of performance coatings for research and development, supporting the aerospace, architectural coatings, automotive refinish and PMC businesses.

In her new role, reporting to Executive Vice President Michael H. McGarry, Valenta will assume responsibility for all EHS functions, including environmental affairs, product stewardship, health, safety, compliance assurance and corporate medical. She will also contribute to PPG’s corporate sustainability efforts.

Jane Valenta

Dr. Jane Valenta becomes VP, EHS.

Valenta joined PPG in 1986 as a chemist trainee with the automotive OEM coatings business at the Coatings Innovation Center in Allison Park, PA. She has held positions of increasing responsibility in product development. Valenta holds 10 patents and earned a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh, PA-based PPG is the world's leading paint and coatings company, operating in 70 countries worldwide.

e the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. - See more at: http://www.ppg.com/en/newsroom/news/Pages/20131101A.aspx#sthash.7UfNoIQv.dpuf

   

Tagged categories: Environmental Protection; Health and safety; Marine Coatings; Personnel; PPG

Comment from ivor williams, (11/6/2013, 12:39 PM)

Its nice to see at last the recognition of women in our industry they have been kept in the dark for years onward and upward


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