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PPG coil & extrusion coatings announces new marketing team

Published on 2007-08-22. Author : SpecialChem

PITTSBURGH -- PPG Industries' industrial coatings business has announced expansion and reorganization for the coil and extrusion coatings marketing staff to enhance growth potential for PPG in this market. Responsibilities for the expanded function now include strategic development, market research, creation of promotional literature and general support of the sales staff.

The team is led by Scott Moffatt, who was named director of marketing in January. He is a 29-year veteran of PPG and previously held management and directorial posts for wood, transportation and industrial coatings. Andy Meshanko will be responsible for marketing coil coatings to the appliance, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, rainware and lighting fixture markets. He has been with PPG since 1989, most recently as sourcing analyst for the corporate raw materials purchasing department.

Jim Breslin, who served previously as North American automotive manager for PPG's architectural finishes business, has been tapped to market coil coatings to the building products market. In his previous post, Breslin coordinated product development and marketing efforts between PPG's architectural finishes and automotive coatings businesses. He has been with PPG since 1999.

Sharon Bird, who has been with PPG's industrial coatings business since 1994, will continue in her role as marketing communications manager, which encompasses responsibilities for all outside promotional activities including conventions and trade shows, advertising and product literature. Bird will also remain on the brand and communications team for the IdeaScapes cross-business PPG architectural solutions marketing initiative.

About PPG

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 34,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 25 countries. Sales in 2006 were $11 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG).

Source: PPG Industries

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