PPG: retirement of Senior VP, automotive aftermarket

Garry A. Goudy, senior vice president, automotive aftermarket, will retire 1 July 2006 after 36 years with PPG Industries. Charles E. Bunch, chairman and chief executive officer of PPG, paid tribute t…

Garry A. Goudy, senior vice president, automotive aftermarket, will retire 1 July 2006 after 36 years with PPG Industries. Charles E. Bunch, chairman and chief executive officer of PPG, paid tribute to Mr. Goudy: “Garry not only consistently produced strong financial performance, but he positioned us for success, especially in the automotive aftermarket”. “Garry“s people skills, his deep knowledge of the business and his direct, practical approach have served PPG well. He has made a significant impact on our company”. Mr. Goudy joined subsidiary PPG Canada Inc. in 1970 as a sales and marketing trainee in Toronto and held several sales assignments. He was appointed Toronto regional sales manager in 1976, and later was national jobber manager, Ontario/Maritimes glass manager, flat glass sales manager, general manager of flat glass sales, and general manager of commercial products and distribution for Canada. After Mr. Goudy moved to PPG“s Pittsburgh headquarters in 1988 as general manager of North American glass branch distribution, he became general manager of North American flat glass sales and marketing, general manager of North American glass trade products and general manager of automotive replacement glass. He was named vice president, automotive replacement glass, in 1997; vice president, automotive refinish, in 2001; vice president, automotive aftermarket, in 2004; and to his current position in 2005. A native of Meaford, Ontario, Mr. Goudy is a business administration graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and completed marketing and business management programs at the University of Western Ontario.