PPG Aerospace names Wright military transparencies platform business manager


SYLMAR, Calif., Sept. 20, 2007 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) aerospace business has named Brent Wright platform business manager for military transparencies, succeeding Chuck Seagle, who retired. Wright is based in Sylmar, Calif.

Wright had been military transparencies marketing manager since 2001, when he joined Sierracin/Sylmar Corp., which PPG acquired in 2006. A Grapevine, Texas, native, he has nearly two decades of experience in the aircraft transparency industry, and he has held positions in procurement, information technology, program management, sales and marketing, and business development. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and an MBA from Texas Christian University.

Seagle had been with Sierracin/Sylmar since 1988 and was Vice President of Military Programs. He was named PPG Global Director for Military Transparencies earlier this year. Seagle led design, development and testing for the F-15 aircraft’s 650-knot bird-strike windshield and frame assembly and F/A-18 aircraft’s 500-knot bird-strike windshield and frame assembly at Sierracin/Sylmar. A Marion, N.C., native, he served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Texas A&M University.

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, manufactured at its Huntsville, Ala., plant and by subsidiaries PPG Aerospace – Ampaspace, at Casaletto Vaprio, Italy, and Sierracin/Sylmar Corp. at Sylmar, Calif. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is a leading global producer and distributor of aerospace sealants, coatings, and packaging and application systems.

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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Audrey Fujimoto
PPG Aerospace
818-549-7597
audrey.fujimoto@ppg.com

Jean Verlich
JV Communications
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