PPG appoints vice president, Fiber Glass

PPG Industries has announced that Thomas P. (Tom) Kerr has been appointed vice president, fiberglass, within the company“s Glass segment. Kerr will report to J. Rich Alexander, executive vice preside…

PPG Industries has announced that Thomas P. (Tom) Kerr has been appointed vice president, fiberglass, within the company“s Glass segment. Kerr will report to J. Rich Alexander, executive vice president, Performance Coatings, effective immediately. Kerr was, most recently, director, strategic operations, fiberglass. Tom“s extensive manufacturing and commercial work within all of PPG“s glass businesses, including experience in North America and Europe, make him well-qualified to lead our fiberglass business, Alexander said. Kerr joined PPG in 1978 and, in 1985, he joined the glass research-and-development function as a project leader focused on advanced insulating glass technology. In 1991, he joined PPG“s former automotive glass business as director of quality, and became plant manager at the former Crestline, Ohio, automotive glass plant in 1993. Kerr transferred to Paris in 1996 to become director of production for automotive OEM glass in Europe, and returned to the US in March 1998 to become general manager, automotive OEM products, followed by, in August 2002, director, production, flat glass. He was named director, strategic operations, fiberglass, in 2005.