PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Free Download of

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


PPG Shuffles Leadership Positions

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

More items for Coating Materials

Comment | More

PPG Industries has announced a variety of changes in its coatings and silica executive lineup. All were effective May 1.

In the changes:

• Flat glass (formerly, performance glazings) vice president Gary Danowski becomes vice president, automotive refinish for Europe, Middle East and Africa;

• Silicas vice president Richard A. Beuke becomes vice president of flat glass; and

• Kevin D. Braun, architectural coatings general manager for Australia and New Zealand, becomes general manager of silica products.

In addition, Johann (John) F. Kolling, director of U.S. taxes, has been named vice president of tax administration, based at PPG’s Pittsburgh global headquarters.

Gary Danowski

Danowski joined PPG in 1982 as a production engineer at the former Crestline, OH, automotive glass fabrication plant, which is now part of Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (PGW). Over the years, he has held a variety of engineering and marketing leadership positions in PPG’s glass businesses in the United States and Europe.

 Gary Danowski

 Gary Danowski

In 2007, he was named director of global operations for aerospace. In 2009, he became vice president, performance glazings (now flat glass). Danowski has a mechanical engineering degree from Gannon University and an MBA from Ashland University.

In his new position, he is based at PPG Europe’s headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland, and reports to automotive refinish vice president John Outcalt.

Richard A. Beuke

Beuke joined PPG in 1976 as an industrial coatings sales representative based in Oak Creek, WI. During his career, he held positions as regional industrial coatings sales manager, marketing director, purchasing director and general manager of silica products before being named vice president of architectural coatings in 2000.

 Richard A. Beuke

 Richard A. Beuke

He was named vice president, growth initiatives, in 2006 and vice president, silicas, in 2009. A native of Indianapolis, Beuke holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University and has studied executive management at the Columbia University Business School.

He is now based at the flat glass business and discovery center in Harmar, PA, and reports to Performance Coatings and Glass EVP J. Rich Alexander.

Kevin D. Braun

Braun joined PPG in 1991 as production engineer at the Delaware, OH, coatings manufacturing facility and joined the industrial coatings business in 1994. After a stint as marketing development manager in the fiber glass business, he returned to industrial coatings as market manager, consumer electronics, and then regional sales manager.

 Kevin D. Braun

 Kevin D. Braun

He joined the architectural coatings business as national sales manager for the Lowe’s account in 2003, then rose through several positions to become general manager, architectural coatings, ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) in 2007.

Braun has a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Capital University. He will be based at the Monroeville, PA, chemicals center and report to Optical and Specialty Materials senior VP Richard C. Elias.

   

Tagged categories: Architectural coatings; Personnel; Personnel changes; PPG

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams
Our 3,500 locations give you a level of service that is simply unmatched.


Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.


Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

exhibit outstanding versatility in use; providing abrasion resistance, superior seamless waterproofing and high-chem corrosion protection. www.polyflexlinings.com


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com


BASF
New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films basf.us/industrialcoatings
polyorders@basf.com
800-231-7868


JPCL Europe
In the NEW issue:

High-solids epoxy systems for protective and marine coatings, waterjetting safety, film galvanising applications, and much more! www.jpcleurope.com


Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves
Portable Blasters

Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
Call 1-800-231-2085

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com