PPG names Barry N. Gillespie as Vice President, Aerospace Products

Industry veteran to lead key business unit in company’s growth strategy


PITTSBURGH, July 17, 2007 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it had named Barry N. Gillespie to the position of vice president, aerospace products.

Gillespie was formerly president, actuation systems, for Smiths Aerospace, Los Angeles, until its recent acquisition by General Electric. Prior to Smiths, he was a vice president and general manager for several of Eaton Corporation’s aerospace businesses, including electro-mechanical systems, actuator and controls, and hydraulics. From 1991 to 1999, Gillespie rose through positions of increasing responsibility with Allied Signal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe.

“Barry brings broad knowledge of the aerospace industry, based on his extensive experience as a supplier to the commerical and military aerospace market,” said J. Rich Alexander, senior vice president, coatings. “He has experience with mergers and acquisitions, and he comes to us well-qualified to take on new growth initiatives in our aerospace business.”

David P. Morris, former vice president, aerospace, will take on the role of vice president, aerospace coatings & sealants, and will focus on building this particular segment of the business.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 34,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 25 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.

 

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Betsy Mallison Bialosky
412-434-3046
mbialosky@ppg.com

Investors:
Vince Morales
412-434-3740
vmorales@ppg.com
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