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PPG Shifts Coatings Execs

Monday, May 18, 2015

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PITTSBURGH—PPG Industries will have a new hand at the coatings helm as of June 1.

Corporate treasurer Eric Thiele will become vice president and business controller, global architectural coatings and protective and marine coatings, for the world's largest paint and coatings company.

Thiele, a veteran of nearly 20 years with PPG, will report to Chief Financial Officer Frank Sklarsky and President/COO Michael McGarry.

Thiele has held various financial leadership roles throughout his tenure with PPG. He was named corporate treasurer in 2012.

Eric Thiele Vince Morales

Eric Thiele (left) will become VP and business controller, global architectural coatings and protective and marine coatings. Vince Morales becomes VP, investor relations, and treasurer. 

Thiele has a bachelor of science degree in economics from Allegheny College and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business.

New Treasurer

PPG also announced that Vince Morales, now vice president of investor relations, would become treasurer and vice president of investor relations. He also will report to Sklarsky.

Morales has advanced through a series of finance leadership roles since joining PPG in 1985. He was appointed to his current position in 2007.

Morales has a bachelor of science degree from Robert Morris University and an MBA from The Ohio State University.

From Coatings to Investors

Scott Minder, currently business controller of industrial and packaging coatings, will become director of investor relations, reporting to Morales. Minder joined PPG in 2009.

Assistant treasurer John Jankowski will also report to Morales. Jankowski will continue to provide leadership to the global treasury staff and in key areas of the treasury function.

"These executives have demonstrates strong performance throughout their careers with PPG," Sklarsky said. "We look forward to their continued contributions as PPG continues to drive value for our customers, employees and shareholders."


Tagged categories: Architectural coatings; Asia Pacific; Coating Materials; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; Marine Coatings; North America; Personnel; PPG; Protective Coatings

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