Martin H. Richenhagen of AGCO joins PPG Industries board

PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2007 – Directors of PPG Industries have elected Martin H. Richenhagen a member of the company's board, effective Sept. 1, 2007. He is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of AGCO Corp., Duluth, Ga., a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment.

Richenhagen joined AGCO in March 2004 as president and chief executive officer, and he was named chairman of the board Aug. 15, 2006.

Prior to joining AGCO, Richenhagen was executive vice president at Forbo International SA, a manufacturing firm headquartered in Switzerland, and group president for CLAAS KgaA mbH, a global manufacturer of agricultural equipment headquartered in Germany. Prior to 1995, he was senior executive vice president of field operations for Schindler Holding GmbH in Germany.

Richenhagen holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Bonn, Germany, and a degree from the University of Cologne.

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




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