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PPG Appoints VP Architectural Coatings

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Meri Vainikka as Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North and East.

 

Vainikka’s appointment is effective immediately.

 

According to PPG, in her new leadership role, Vainikka will have full accountability for the AC EMEA North and East regions (which include the Tikkurila legacy business) and will be working closely with the Tikkurila integration team to ensure an ongoing, effective transition over the coming months.

 

She will report to Tim Knavish, PPG Executive Vice President. 

 

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Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Meri Vainikka as Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North and East.

 

Vainikka joined Tikkurila in January 2017 as Director, Marketing Communications. Later, in May, she was appointed Senior Vice President, where she led strategic marketing, product management, and research and development for the business. 

 

Prior to joining Tikkurila, Vainikka had more than 15 years of increasing strategic and operational responsibility, leading business development, marketing, R&D and product portfolios in both B2C and B2B business environments, with strong global and domestic brands, including Hartwall, L’Oréal, Mars and MasterFoods.

 

Vainikka has a Master of Science in economics from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, in addition to MBA studies at the University of South Carolina.

   

Tagged categories: Architectural coatings; Asia Pacific; Business management; Business operations; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America; Personnel; PPG; Z-Continents

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