MEET OUR RECRUITERS

Your campus interview might be the first time you get to speak to someone from PPG. Get to know our recruiters before your interview and get their thoughts on what makes a candidate a great fit for our company.



 

Megan Anderson


I Recruit From:

University of Pittsburgh

Current Position:

Supervisor, College Recruiting

PPG Work Location:

Pittsburgh - General Office 

History of your work at PPG:

4 years

Alma Mater:

WV Wesleyan - Sociology


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?


"I look for a variety of skills when interviewing a student for PPG.  I review overall GPA, geographic preferences, internship experience, student organization involvement and leadership potential.  I listen for enthusiasm within the student; showing excitement and passion really goes a long way."


 

Trinidad Arredondo


I Recruit From:

Louisiana region, Notre Dame

Current Position:

“C” Caustic Performance Engineer

PPG Work Location:

Lake Charles, Louisiana

History of your work at PPG:

5 years

Alma Mater:

University of Notre Dame


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?


"I look for someone that is willing to be hands-on, that can communicate well with different types of people and has the ability and desire to learn on the job quickly."



 

Mark Bohannon


I Recruit From:

University of Michigan, Michigan State

Current Position:

Human Resources Manager

PPG Work Location:

PPG Automotive Technical Center - Troy, Michigan

History of your work at PPG:

17 years in a variety of HR roles supporting manufacturing, technical, and sales/marketing organizations

Alma Mater:

Ohio State University


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?


"I am looking for students who: exhibit leadership skills; can work well in a team environment; enjoy building relationships and working with all levels of employees; can focus on results and tackle challenges head on and show a high degree of initiative. I also review overall GPA, geographic flexibility/preferences, internship experience, and student organization involvement."



 

Susan Donaldson, Ph.D.


I Recruit From:

Ohio State University

Current Position:

Sr. Research Chemist

PPG Work Location:

Coatings Innovation Center - Allison Park, Pennsylvania

History of your work at PPG:

7 years with PPG as a Resin Synthesis Chemist and Project Leader

Alma Mater:

West Virginia University, Ohio State University


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?

"Background in line with our current opening, enthusiasm and interest to work at PPG, and ability to convey the value they bring to PPG."



 

Vani Lewerke


I Recruit From:
 

University of Southern California, University of California - Los Angeles, California State University - Northridge

Current Position:

Human Resources Manager

PPG Work Location:

Sylmar, Calilfornia

History of your work at PPG:

12 years with PPG working for the refinish, industrial coatings, aerospace coatings and aerospace transparencies businesses. All 12 years have been in Human Resources at 4 different PPG facilities.

Alma Mater:

Indiana University, University of Southern California


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?


"Grades are definitely important, but by no means are they the only factor. Generally, I’m looking for someone who works well in a team, has a high degree of self awareness and is an overall good fit into the organization."



 

Michael Markert




I Recruit From:
 

University of Wisconsin, Madison; Milwaukee School of Engineering

Current Position:

Human Resources Manager

PPG Work Location:

Oak Creek, Wisconsin

History of your work at PPG:

4 years Labor Relations Supervisor, Lake Charles, LA
1 year Labor Relations Supervisor, Oak Creek, WI
9 years Human Resource Manager, Oak Creek, WI

Alma Mater:

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; Ball State University


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?


"Today’s work environment requires individuals that can be effective problem solvers – our processes are complex and require people with the ability to solve issues every day. Candidates need to demonstrate through their interview answers that they have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrate initiative and the willingness to go beyond the norm to complete a task/project, and explain to the interviewer that they are responsible and able to consistently bring a project to close on time."



 

Karen Morris




I Recruit From:

Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, Juniata College, Michigan State University, Indiana University

Current Position:
 

Manager of Credit Services, Architectural & Protective and Marine Coatings

PPG Work Location:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

History of your work at PPG:


 

21 years in Finance organization including jobs in Internal Audit, Business Controller's Departments, Credit (supporting Chemicals and Glass businesses), Treasury, and Credit (supporting Coatings); have been involved in recruiting my entire career and have been responsible for all U.S. Finance Recruiting including the FLD and summer internship programs for about 7 years.

Alma Mater:

Penn State University


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?


"A well spoken and articulate Finance or Accounting major who has developed leadership skills through work or student organizations. The candidate must have good grades in Finance and Accounting regardless of major. The student must be willing to relocate and work in manufacturing locations."



 

David Moss


I Recruit From:
 

Ohio State Engineering Career Fair, participates in General Office Engineering interviews

Current Position:

Plant Manager

PPG Work Location:

Circleville, Ohio

History of your work at PPG:

35 years with PPG. Locations include Natrium, WV; Lake Charles, LA; and Circleville, OH

Alma Mater:

Ohio State University


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?

"Ability to solve problems, good communicator, someone who takes responsibility."



 

Brian A. Rider



I Recruit From:

Penn State - College of Engineering, Smeal School of Business

Current Position:

Manager - Talent Acquisition

PPG Work Location:

Pittsburgh - General Office

History of your work at PPG:

8 months

Alma Mater:

Penn State University


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?


"We look for individuals that have relevant internship experience, high academic achievements, and are involved on their campus in student organizations or groups where they may hold leadership positions. In addition, someone with a high level of energy, creative thought and a willingness to have a bias for action are strong attributes in the students that we look for."



 

Matthew Seavey


I Recruit From:

Alfred University - Engineering candidate

Current Position:

Sales Account Manager

PPG Work Location:

Home Office

History of your work at PPG:
 

Batch and Furnace Engineer (2 years); Process Engineer (2 years); Department Head (2 years); Sales Account Manager (1.5 years)

Alma Mater:

Alfred University


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?

"I look for desired educational background, someone who likes hands-on work, and a personality that will fit in with PPG’s culture."


 

Cassandra A. Tembo




I Recruit From:

Cornell University

Current Position:

Global HR Director - Packaging Coatings Manager

PPG Work Location:

Pittsburgh - General Office

History of your work at PPG:

7 years  

Alma Mater:

North Carolina Central University BBA – Accounting
Cornell University MILR (Master of Industrial and Labor Relations)


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?

 

»  Active participation and leadership in campus or community organizations
»  Initiative and innovation resulting in sustainable improvement/impact in organization or work environment
»  Confident and engaging professional presence
»  Effective written and verbal communication

»  Good cultural and motivational fit with PPG
and the respective role



 

Michael Zalich



I Recruit From:

St. Vincent College, Virginia Tech

Current Position:

Senior Research Chemist

PPG Work Location:

Coatings Innovation Center - Allison Park, PA

History of your work at PPG:


 

Since starting my career with PPG, I have carried out exploratory or discovery type research projects. The goals of these projects are to determine whether certain technologies have applications as products or components of products within a given strategic business unit.

Alma Mater:

St. Vincent College, Virginia Tech


What are you looking for when interviewing a student to work for PPG?


"When interviewing potential candidates, I look for students with previous hands on research experience in a laboratory. The nature of the work in my group involves independence and the ability to work safely with chemicals/coatings."