PPG Announces Several Executive Appointments

Glass Magazine
July 19, 2013
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : PEOPLE
 
 Sklarsky and Navikas
 Braun and Jain
 Davies and Maziarz

PPG Industries announced several executive appointments, effective Aug. 1, according to a PPG press release.

Frank S. Sklarsky, executive vice president, finance, will be appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer, and will continue to serve on PPG’s executive and operating committees.

David B. Navikas, senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, will be appointed senior vice president, strategic planning and corporate development.

Kevin D. Braun, general manager, silica products, will be appointed vice president, global raw materials and Americas purchasing. In this new key leadership role, Braun will be an officer of the company responsible for global raw material purchases and related transportation costs.

Anup Jain, vice president, strategic planning and corporate development, will be named vice president, silica products. In his new role, Jain will be responsible for driving core silica products and Teslin products groups as well as exploring new and different applications and innovations to add to these businesses.

Jeffrey C. Davies, managing director, corporate development, will be named vice president, corporate development, and become an officer of the company. Davies has been instrumental in driving several strategic portfolio-transformation initiatives, including the acquisition of AkzoNobel’s North American architectural coatings business, the separation of PPG’s commodity chemicals business and the divestiture of the automotive glass and services businesses, according to the release.

Thomas E. Maziarz, general manager, stores and dealers, architectural coatings, will be named vice president, stores and dealers, architectural coatings, North America, and will become an officer of the company. Maziarz will continue to lead the store and dealer channels of the architectural coatings business in North America.