PPG Refinish Announces New Appointments and Organizational Changes
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – July 1, 2010 – PPG Automotive Refinish today announced a restructuring of its North American sales and marketing organization with a number of key leadership changes. The announcements were made by Greg Benckart, general manager for PPG Refinish USCA.
“PPG Refinish is committed to maintaining a strong, dynamic management team,” said Benckart. “These new appointments, together with key strategic realignments, will help us maintain our leadership in providing the right products and support for our refinish customers.”
Bob Burgess was appointed director, training and sales development. In his new capacity, Burgess will be responsible for development of training and strategies for the Refinish sales force to ensure sales performance excellence and consistent value proposition delivery.
Brett Candler was named to replace Burgess as sales zone director, zone 1. The zone will be realigned to add region 2, headed by Randy Koch. According to Benckart, the realignment will enhance PPG’s ability to support the transition to waterborne basecoat in the northeastern United States.
Steve Zweig joins the Refinish business unit as sales zone director for zone 3, which has been realigned to include its refinish business in Canada. Zweig, who replaces Brett Candler in his new position, was formerly with PPG’s Architectural Coatings business unit where he held the position of zone sales director, Midwest and West. In that role, he was responsible for over 130 company store locations operating in 20 markets across the United States.
Jean-Guy Rosa has been appointed director, Refinish Canada, after serving in this role in an interim capacity since December 2009. Rosa joined PPG in 1992 and has held positions of increased responsibilities within training, value-added services and most recently as regional manager for Quebec and the Atlantic Region of Canada. He will report to Zweig.
John Parran is appointed to director, marketing, Refinish USCA. In his new role, Parran will oversee strategies and initiatives encompassing product marketing, customer service, communications and pricing.
Mark Juell was named to replace Parran as sales zone director, zone 2. Juell joined PPG in 1991 as a technical sales instructor and most recently held the position of regional manager.
For more information about PPG Automotive Refinish, call 800-647-6050 or visit the website at www.ppgrefinish.com.
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.