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Jim Berkey named Director Refinish Alliance Programs for PPG Automotive Refinish

Published on 2006-04-14. Author : SpecialChem

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- Jim Berkey has been named director, refinish alliance programs for PPG Automotive Refinish it was announced by John Outcalt, general manager sales & marketing North America Automotive Refinish.

In his new position, Berkey will be responsible for leading the Refinish value solution strategies and initiatives for the Throughput Performance Solutions, CertifiedFirst® and MVP programs.

Berkey joined PPG in 1979 as an engineer at the Carlisle glass plant.. He has held a number of operations positions in the flat glass, automotive glass, ARG, and architectural metals businesses. Berkey has also held positions within corporate quality as well as his latest assignment as director of Lean Enterprise. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Grove City College and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Berkey will relocate to the Cleveland area and maintain an office at the Automotive Refinish headquarters in Strongsville, Ohio.

Source: PPG Automotive Refinish

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