PPG names five new vice presidents

PITTSBURGH, June 16, 2006 – PPG Industries today announced the following individuals have been named vice presidents effective July 1:

  • James V. Latch, vice president, automotive replacement glass and insurance and services;
  • Viktor Sekmakas, vice president, coatings, and managing director, Asia/Pacific;
  • Jorge A. Steyerthal, vice president, coatings, and managing director, Latin America;
  • Glenn E. Bost II, vice president and associate general counsel; and
  • Reg Norton, vice president, environment, health and safety.

Latch joined PPG’s automotive replacement glass business as zone manager for the West Coast in 1990 and advanced through a series of corporate and automotive aftermarket leadership positions before being named to his current position as general manager, sales and marketing, automotive aftermarket, North America, in June 2005.

Sekmakas joined PPG in 1997 as market development manager for powder coatings and moved to the Asia/Pacific region in 2001, becoming managing director, coatings, and general manager, industrial coatings, Asia, in March 2005.

Steyerthal joined PPG in 1996 as general manager, automotive refinish, South America, and was appointed to his current position of general manager, coatings, Latin America, based in Sumare, Brazil, in 2003.

Bost joined PPG’s legal department in Pittsburgh in 1985 and progressed through a series of international and corporate legal assignments before being appointed to his current position of associate general counsel, operations, in 2005.

Norton joined PPG in 1999 during the company’s acquisition of ICI’s automotive refinish business, moving to PPG headquarters in Pittsburgh as director, global manufacturing and supply chain, for the automotive refinish business before being named to his current position as global director of environment, health and safety in April 2004.

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of coatings, glass, fiber glass and chemicals, with 110 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales were US$10.2 billion in 2005.


Jeff Worden

Vince Morales