People: PPG Industries Inc (PPG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Bunch

64 2005 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Frank Sklarsky

57 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Michael McGarry

56 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Viktoras Sekmakas

53 2012 Executive Vice President

Glenn Bost

62 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Richard Elias

60 2008 Senior Vice President - Optical and Specialty Materials

David Navikas

63 2013 Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning and Corporate Development

Cynthia Niekamp

54 2010 Senior Vice President - Automotive Coatings

Stephen Angel

58 2010 Independent Director

James Berges

66 2000 Independent Director

John Faraci

64 2012 Independent Director

Hugh Grant

55 2005 Independent Director

Victoria Haynes

67 2003 Independent Director

Michele Hooper

62 1995 Independent Director

Martin Richenhagen

61 2007 Independent Director

Thomas Usher

71 1996 Independent Director

Vince Morales

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Bunch

Mr. Charles E. Bunch is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of PPG Industries Inc. Mr. Bunch has been a Director of PPG since 2002. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of PPG from July 2002 until he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2005 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in July 2005. Before becoming President and Chief Operating Officer, he was Executive Vice President of PPG from 2000 to 2002 and Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Corporate Services, of PPG from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Bunch is also a director of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. He served as a director of the H. J. Heinz Company from 2003 until 2013.

Frank Sklarsky

Mr. Frank S. Sklarsky, CPA., is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of PPG Industries Inc. He was appointed as Executive Vice President - Finance of the Company effective April 15, 2013. Most recently, Sklarsky was executive vice president and chief financial officer., since August 2013 . Prior to joining PPG, Mr. Sklarsky was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyco International, Ltd. from December 2010 until September 2012 and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eastman Kodak Company from November 2006 until December 2010. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School, and he is a certified public accountant.

Michael McGarry

Mr. Michael H. McGarry has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of PPG Industries Inc., effective August 01, 2014. During his 33 years with PPG, McGarry has served in a variety of key business and functional leadership roles in the United States, Europe and Asia. In addition, he helped lead several strategic actions that have transformed PPG’s business portfolio, most notably the acquisition of SigmaKalon; the separation of PPG’s former commodity chemicals business; the acquisition of AkzoNobel’s North American architectural coatings business; and, most recently, the announced agreement to acquire Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. McGarry joined PPG in 1981 as an engineer at the company’s Lake Charles, La., chemicals complex. He then progressed through a series of management assignments of increasing responsibility, including market development manager, silica products; operations manager, silicas, Thailand; business manager, TESLIN(R) sheet; and product manager in the derivatives, chlorine, liquid and dry caustic soda businesses. He was named general manager, fine chemicals, in 2000, and vice president, chlor-alkali and derivatives, in 2004. McGarry was elected vice president, coatings, Europe, and managing director, PPG Europe, in 2006, and senior vice president, commodity chemicals, in 2008. He was named executive vice president in September 2012. In this role, his leadership responsibilities have included the automotive refinish, aerospace, global architectural, and protective and marine coatings businesses, as well as the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific regions, and the EH&S and IT functions. McGarry also serves as a director on the boards of Axiall Corporation AXLL +0.41% and Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC.

Viktoras Sekmakas

Mr. Viktoras R. Sekmakas is Executive Vice President of PPG Industries Inc. Mr. Sekmakas is responsible for leading the industrial coatings, packaging coatings and protective and marine coatings businesses. In February 2013, he became responsible for the fiber glass business, the Asia Pacific region and the Purchasing and Logistics function. From September 2012 until February 2013, he was responsible for the EMEA region. He was appointed Executive Vice President in September 2012. Previously, he held the following leadership positions: Senior Vice President, industrial coatings and President, Europe from September 2011 until August 2012; Senior Vice President, industrial coatings and President, Asia Pacific coatings from August 2010 until September 2011; Vice President industrial coatings and President, Asia Pacific coatings from March 2010 until August 2010; President PPG Asia Pacific from July 2008 until March 2010; and Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific from July 2006 until July 2008. Mr. Sekmakas earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.

Glenn Bost

Mr. Glenn E. Bost, II, is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of PPG Industries Inc. Previously, Mr. Bost served as Associate General Counsel, Operations from July 2005 through June 2006 and Assistant General Counsel, Operations from September 2000 through June 2005. Mr. Bost joined PPG's legal department in Pittsburgh in 1985, working with finance and transactions, and then served as assistant counsel in the international law section supporting the Asia/Pacific region and Canada. He was promoted in 1991 to senior counsel, environment, health and safety, and in 1995 to general counsel, PPG Europe, for which he relocated to Paris. Bost returned to Pittsburgh in 1997 as corporate counsel, transactions. In 2000, he was named assistant general counsel, operations, with initial responsibility for PPG's commercial, labor and employment, and European attorneys, and responsibility added later for the company's litigation; environment, health and safety; and intellectual property attorneys. Bost was appointed associate general counsel, operations, in 2005, legal support for PPG's corporate operations, and he was named vice president in 2006. Prior to joining PPG, Bost was an attorney with the firm Thorp, Reed & Armstrong in Pittsburgh. He earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, a law degree from The Ohio State University, where he made Law Review, and a certificate in international law from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia University.

Richard Elias

Mr. Richard C. Elias is Senior Vice President - Optical and Specialty Materials of PPG Industries Inc. He joined PPG in 1975 as Chemist at the company's Allison Park, Pa., coatings research and development center. He advanced through several product-development assignments, becoming program manager for photochromic lenses in 1989. Elias was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing when Transitions Optical, Inc., was established in 1990, and he became that business's President in 1995 and its Chief Executive Officer in 2007. In 1998, he was named General Manager of optical products for PPG, and he was elected Vice President, Optical Products, in early 2000.

David Navikas

Mr. David B. Navikas is Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning and Corporate Development of PPG Industries Inc. Previously, He was Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of PPG Industries Inc. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company effective August 1, 2013. Prior to joining PPG, Navikas had 22 years of experience with Deloitte & Touche, including 13 years as a partner. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Purdue University and a master’s in accounting from Syracuse University. Mr. Navikas held the position of Vice President and Controller from March 2000 until June 2011.

Cynthia Niekamp

Ms. Cynthia A. Niekamp is Senior Vice President - Automotive Coatings of PPG Industries Inc. She previously served as President of BorgWarner’s TorqTransfer Systems business from 2004 until 2008. She started her career with General Motors, where she progressed through several production supervisory and engineering positions with the Delco Moraine division. She moved to France with General Motors as resident controller wheel brake systems, and returned to the United States in 1989 as plant manager, anti-lock braking systems, Delco Moraine division. From 1990 to 1995, Niekamp worked for TRW Automotive, Inc., where her last position was managing director, transportation systems. She then joined the Mead Corp. as vice president, corporate strategy and planning, and in 1998 was named president, specialty paper division. Following the 2002 merger of Mead with Westvaco Corp., Niekamp served as senior vice president, strategy and specialty operations, and then as senior vice president and chief financial officer for MeadWestvaco. She left in 2004 and joined BorgWarner, Inc., where she was president of the global TorqTransfer Systems business unit until 2008. She earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

Stephen Angel

Mr. Stephen F. Angel is an Independent Director of PPG Industries Inc., since December 9, 2010. He has been Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Praxair, Inc., a global producer and distributor of atmospheric and process gases and high-performance surface coatings, since 2007. Before being named to his current position, Mr. Angel served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Praxair, Inc. from March to December 2006 and as Executive Vice President of Praxair, Inc. from 2001 to 2006. Prior to joining Praxair, Inc., he held executive positions at General Electric Company, including General Manager for GE’s industrial systems power equipment business from 1999 to 2001 and General Manager, marketing and sales, for GE’s transportation systems business from 1996 to 1999.

James Berges

Mr. James G. Berges is an Independent Director of PPG Industries Inc., since October 19, 2000. He became a partner in Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, a private equity investment firm, in 2006. Prior to that, he was President of Emerson Electric Co. from 1999 until his retirement in 2005. Emerson Electric Co. is a global manufacturer of products, systems and services for industrial automation, process control, HVAC, electronics and communications, and appliances and tools. He is also Chairman of HD Supply, Inc. and Hussmann International, Inc. and a director of NCI Building Systems, Inc. and Atkore International, Inc. Mr. Berges served as a director of Diversey, Inc. from 2009 to 2010 and MKS Instruments, Inc. from 2002 to 2007 and as Chairman of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. from 2006 to 2012.

John Faraci

Mr. John V. Faraci is an Independent Director of PPG Industries, Inc., effective October 18, 2012. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Paper, a global manufacturer of paper and packaging products, since November 2003. Earlier in 2003, Mr. Faraci was elected President and a director of International Paper. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of International Paper from 2000 to 2003 and as Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Faraci is also a director of United Technologies Corporation, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. He also serves on the board of the Moscow School of Management and is U.S. section chair for the U.S. - Brazil CEO Forum. He is a trustee of Denison University and the American Enterprise Institute.

Hugh Grant

Mr. Hugh Grant is an Independent Director of PPG Industries Inc., since Sepember 15, 2005. He has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Monsanto Company, a global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Mr. Grant, 55, has been a Director of PPG since 2005. He was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Monsanto Company at the time of an initial public offering in 2000 and remained in that position for the subsequent spin-off of the company in 2002. Mr. Grant was named to his current position in 2003.

Victoria Haynes

Dr. Victoria F. Haynes, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of PPG Industries Inc., since October 16, 2003. She served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of RTI International, which performs scientific research and development in advanced technologies, public policy, environmental protection, and health and medicine, from 1999 until 2012. She was Vice President of the Advanced Technology Group and Chief Technical Officer of BF Goodrich Company from 1992 to 1999. Dr. Haynes is also a director of Nucor Corporation, Royal DSM N.V., and Axiall Corporation. Dr. Haynes served as a director of Archer Daniels Midland Company from 2007 through 2011.

Michele Hooper

Ms. Michele J. Hooper is an Independent Director of PPG Industries Inc., since 1995. In 2003, she co-founded, and became the Managing Partner of, The Directors’ Council, a private company that works with corporate boards to increase their independence, effectiveness and diversity. She was named to her current position in 2009. Ms. Hooper was President and Chief Executive Officer of Voyager Expanded Learning, a developer and provider of learning programs and teacher training for public schools, from 1999 until 2000. Prior to that, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Stadtlander Drug Company, Inc., a provider of disease-specific pharmaceutical care from 1998 until Stadtlander was acquired in 1999. She is also a director of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated. She served as a director of Warner Music Group from 2006 to 2011 and as a director of AstraZeneca plc from to 2003 to 2012.

Martin Richenhagen

Mr. Martin H. Richenhagen is an Independent Director of PPG Industries Inc., since September 1, 2007. He has been a Director of PPG since September 2007. He has been Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGCO Corporation, an agricultural equipment manufacturer, since 2004. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Richenhagen was Executive Vice President of Forbo International SA, a Swiss flooring materials company. From 1998 to 2003, he was with CLAAS KgaA MbH, a German-based manufacturer of agricultural and forest machinery, serving as Group President from 2000 until his departure in 2003. Mr. Richenhagen served as a director of Phelps Dodge Corporation from 2006 until Phelps Dodge was acquired in 2007.

Thomas Usher

Mr. Thomas J. Usher is an Independent Director of PPG Industries Inc. He is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Marathon Petroleum Corporation and the former Non-Executive Chairman of Marathon Oil Corporation and Chairman of the Board of United States Steel Corporation. Mr. Usher, 71, has been a Director of PPG Industries since 1996. He was elected Non-Executive Chairman of Marathon Petroleum Corporation in 2011 upon its spin-off from Marathon Oil Corporation. He served as Non-Executive Chairman of Marathon Oil Corporation from 2001 until 2011. Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a global oil refining and transport company based in Findlay, Ohio. Mr. Usher had been Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of United States Steel Corporation. He retired from the positions of Chief Executive Officer and President on September 30, 2004. He subsequently retired as Chairman of the Board of Directors on February 1, 2006. He served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of USX Corporation from 1995 until 2001. He is also a director of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Mr. Usher served as a director of the H. J. Heinz Company from 2000 until 2013.

Vince Morales

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