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PPG appoints new vice presidents

PPG Industries, worldwide supplier of automotive and flat glass, announced four new management assignments effective 1 December:
– Garry A. Goudy, vice president, automotive replacement glass, has be…

PPG Industries, worldwide supplier of automotive and flat glass, announced four new management assignments effective 1 December: – Garry A. Goudy, vice president, automotive replacement glass, has been elected vice president, automotive refinish; – David E. Sharick, vice president, corporate development, has been elected vice president, automotive replacement glass; – Maurice V. Peconi, vice president, electronic commerce and insurance services, has been elected vice president, corporate development; and – Douglas C. Hepper, vice president, automotive refinish, has been elected vice president, market initiatives, for PPG“s coatings businesses. A native of Meaford, Ontario, Goudy joined subsidiary PPG Canada, Inc. in 1970 as a sales and marketing trainee in Toronto and held sales and management assignments of increasing responsibility in Canada. He moved to PPG“s headquarters in 1988 and progressed through a series of general management positions in flat glass before being named general manager of auto replacement glass in 1994. He was named vice president, automotive replacement glass, in 1997. Sharick joined PPG as internal audit manager in 1985 and served as manager of financial accounting from 1986 to 1990. He then held a series of financial positions within glass, culminating in 1994, when he became controller for the segment. He later received added controller responsibility for PPG“s fibre glass and chemicals businesses. Sharick became director of corporate development in mid-2000 and was named vice president late that year. A native of New Kensington, Pennsylavania, Peconi joined PPG in 1972 as a programmer analyst and held a series of staff positions, including corporate economist and director of corporate investments. In 1989 he moved to Huntsville, Alabama, becoming general manager of aircraft special products. He returned to Pittsburgh in 1994 as general manager of flat glass products and was elected vice president of architectural coatings in 1997. He was appointed vice president, electronic commerce, in early 2000, and will retain responsibility for this function in his new position. A native of Joliet, Illinois, Hepper joined PPG in 1973 as a chemist at the former Torrance, California, coatings plant, and progressed through a series of coatings, chemical and staff positions in Europe and the US. In 1994 he was assigned to Paris, becoming international managing director of automotive refinishes in 1996. He returned to Pittsburgh as general manager of automotive refinish in 1997 and was elected vice president in 1999.

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