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PPG: new flat glass vice president

Mark J. Orcutt, president, PPG Auto Glass, has been appointed vice president of flat glass for PPG Industries, effective 1 March 2003.
He takes over from Barry J. McGee, who in January 2003 was appoi…

Mark J. Orcutt, president, PPG Auto Glass, has been appointed vice president of flat glass for PPG Industries, effective 1 March 2003. He takes over from Barry J. McGee, who in January 2003 was appointed vice president of PPG“s automotive original equipment glass business effective the same date. “Mark is a proven leader with keen strategic insights and extensive experience in the glass industry,” said Charles E. Bunch, PPG president and chief operating officer. “His expertise and knowledge in the glass industry, and his management experience at PPG locations in the United States and Canada will serve him well in his new position.” Orcutt was recruited by PPG in 1981 as a sales and marketing trainee in the company“s flat glass branch in Houston. He became project supervisor for PPG“s commercial construction group, first at Houston and later at Los Angeles. In 1985, Orcutt moved to Hartford, Connetticutt., where he was promoted to the position of area sales manager for commercial products, and in 1989 he moved to Minneapolis, where his last position was senior account manager, trade glass. In 1992 Orcutt was named general sales manager of flat glass for PPG Canada. He moved from Toronto to Pittsburgh in 1995 when he became director of sales and marketing position for automotive replacement glass. He assumed his current post when the PPG Auto Glass joint venture with Apogee Enterprises was formed in 2000. Originally from Oneida, New York state, Orcutt gained his bachelor“s degree in economics and master“s degree in business administration from Lehigh University.

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