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PPG Appoints New CFO, VPs

Friday, July 26, 2013

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Several executive changes were announced this week at PPG Industries Inc., including a CFO and several vice president appointments.

The Pittsburgh, PA-based coatings company says the new appointments will take effect Aug. 1.

New Appointments

Frank S. Sklarsky, currently executive vice president, finance, will be named executive vice president and CFO, and will continue to serve on PPG’s executive and operating committees.

Thomas E. Maziarz has been named as vice president, stores and dealers, architectural coatings, North America.

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Thomas E. Maziarz has been named vice president, stores and dealers, architectural coatings, North America.

Maziarz is currently general manager, stores and dealers, architectural coatings. In addition to his new appointment, he will become an officer of the company.

The company’s store and dealer channels of the architectural coatings business in North America recently expanded significantly with the acquisition of AkzoNobel’s North American architectural coatings business. The $1.05 billion deal more than doubled PPG’s architectural coatings footprint on the continent.

Maziarz will continue to report to Scott Sinetar, vice president, architectural coatings, North America.

Sklarsky and Navikas

Frank S. Sklarsky (left) will be PPG's executive vice president and CFO. David B. Navikas (right) will become senior vice president, strategic planning and corporate development.

David B. Navikas, currently senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, will be appointed senior vice president, strategic planning and corporate development. Navikas also continues to serve on the executive and operating committees.

Kevin D. Braun, currently general manager, silica products, will be appointed vice president, global raw materials and Americas purchasing and will become an officer of the company.

PPG appointments

(Left to right) Kevin D. Braun, Anup Jain, and Jeffrey C. Davies, have been named vice presidents.

Anup Jain, will move from vice president, strategic planning and corporate development, to vice president, silica products.

Jeffrey C. Davies, currently managing director, corporate development, will be named vice president, corporate development, and become an officer of the company.

PPG noted that Davies had been instrumental in driving several strategic portfolio-transformation initiatives, including the AkzoNobel North American architectural coatings acquisition, the separation of PPG’s commodity chemicals business and the divestiture of the automotive glass and services businesses.


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