PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA) has announced the appointment of Robert J. Dellinger as senior vice president, finance, and chief financial officer designate, effective Sept. 8, 2009. He will officially assume the responsibilities of chief financial officer on October 15, 2009.
Mr. Dellinger, 49, began his career with General Electric Co. (GE). Over a 19-year tenure with GE, he served in various positions in financial management, including as chief financial officer for GE Superabrasives, GE Plastics Pacific, GE Motors and Industrial Systems, and GE Employers Reinsurance Corp. Mr. Dellinger was appointed president and chief executive officer of GE Property and Casualty Reinsurance, Europe and Asia, and president and CEO of GE Frankona Re, based in Munich, Germany, in 2000. He left GE in 2002 to become executive vice president and CFO for Sprint Corp. He most recently spent three years as executive vice president and CFO for Delphi Corp. Mr. Dellinger holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.
“Bob comes to us well-qualified to lead PPG’s financial operations and will add great depth of international experience and expertise to our senior management team,” said Charles E. Bunch, PPG chairman and CEO. “His international assignments and perspectives will prove valuable as we continue our global transformation.”
William H. Hernandez will continue as PPG’s CFO until October 15. PPG announced in May that Hernandez would transition his responsibilities by the end of 2009.
PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass, and fiber glass. Operating in more than 60 countries, the company has over 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).
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