PPG Aerospace names three directors in global transparency business

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 18, 2007 – PPG Aerospace – Transparencies has named three new directors as it integrates the operations of Sierracin/Sylmar Corp., which it acquired in September 2006.

Anthony Stone is global director of new business development for transparencies, based in Huntsville. James Romano is global sales director for commercial aftermarket transparencies, succeeding Stone, and is based in Sylmar, Calif. Art Scott is global sales director for commercial original equipment manufacture (OEM) transparencies, based in Huntsville, succeeding David France, who retired after more than 34 years with PPG.

“Being able to provide our aerospace customers with the combined strengths of PPG and Sierracin/Sylmar is a distinct advantage for us,” said Mark Cancilla, PPG global director for commercial transparencies. “Anthony, Art and Jim bring significant transparency experience that enables us to support our customers and our growth objectives. This new leadership team will help provide the direction for PPG Aerospace – Transparencies well into the future.”

Stone has overseen PPG’s aftermarket transparencies direct sales effort since 1999. He joined the company in 1986 at its Huntsville aircraft products plant and held engineering and materials development assignments before leaving to work for Pratt & Whitney. He rejoined PPG’s aerospace business in 1995 in direct aftermarket sales. A Lanett, Ala., native, Stone holds a degree from Auburn University.

Romano began his career in 1992 as a glass research scientist with Cookson in England and moved into engineering support. He joined Sierracin/Sylmar as a project engineer in 1997 and was vice president for commercial marketing prior to the PPG acquisition. A Hopewell Junction, N.Y., native, Romano holds degrees from Alfred and Sheffield universities.

Scott began his PPG career in 1977 as an engineering graduate of West Virginia University. After engineering assignments in Creighton, Pa., and Evansville, Ind., he moved into aerospace transparency sales in 1987 in Huntsville, then managed the Wichita, Kan., office and returned to Huntsville in OEM transparency sales. A Middletown, N.J., native, Scott earned an MBA at the University of Pittsburgh during his career.

PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer of aerospace sealants, coatings, and packaging and application systems.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 30,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales in 2006 were $11 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.


Audrey Fujimoto
PPG Aerospace