PPG Appoints Senior Marketing and Pricing Manager
Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has appointed Joe Swingle of as Senior Marketing and Pricing Manager of its Protective and Marine Coatings business in the United States and Canada.
According to the emailed press release, Swingle will be responsible for developing and executing marketing and pricing strategies that drive profitable growth for the U.S. and Canada region of PPG’s Protective and Marine Coatings segment. Additionally, he will collaborate closely with sales, technical support, product management and leadership teams.
PPG reports that Swingle joins the company after 18 years with Sherwin-Williams, where he most recently held a district manager position with their paint stores group. Prior to that role, he held various marketing, sales and management positions with increasing levels of responsibility.
Swingle earned a marketing and finance degree, as well as an MBA, from the University of Mississippi.
Recent PPG News
Last month, PPG announced that five of its facilities had been recognized by the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) for programs that are advancing sustainability, health and safety. All located in Ohio, the awarded facilities included those in Huron, Barberton, Euclid, Cleveland and Strongsville.
In its announcement, PPG reported that the five Ohio-based sites earned a combined seven awards from the OCTC in the environmental and health and safety performance categories.
The OCTC Environmental Award was given to the Euclid site for its recent wastewater improvements. The recent adjustments reportedly reduced wastewater by 29% and waste costs by more than $80,000 annually. The change also resulted in a $3,900 reduction in annual freshwater costs.
The Cleveland facility was noted to have earned the OCTC Environmental and Health and Safety Performance Awards for its new paint recycling process. The continuous improvement of the methodology allows PPG to collect leftover paint at the end of production and repurpose it as a raw material for the next batch.
Since the improvement was implemented, the site has prevented more than 190,000 gallons (719,230 liters) of paint from becoming waste. The facility also identified improvements that helped increase the safety of loading and unloading materials and other routine production tasks.
For its efforts in diverting more than 37,000 pounds (16,780 kilograms) of plastic waste from a landfill by refurbishing or recycling plastic containers, the Strongsville facility was awarded the OCTC Environmental Performance Award.
And, both the Huron and the Barberton facilities received two OCTC Health and Safety Performance Awards. According to PPG, Huron proactively replaced its spill kits to be more sustainable and weather resistant, while Barberton recently implemented a material lifting device after identifying an ergonomic stressor in a production task.
Earlier this month, PPG announced a multi-year parks alliance agreement with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Through the agreement, PPG is recognized as the Official Paint of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, as well as the Official Paints, Finishes and Coatings Provider of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
According to PPG’s press release, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products provides a myriad of opportunities for color enthusiasts and painters alike to bring dreams to life for all who visit Walt Disney’s magical destinations. Not only will PPG’s coatings be utilized to bring pops of color to the facades of some of the most famed streets in Florida and California, but protective coatings will also protect the spaces where guests eat, play, stay and relax.