PPG appoints Lampe vice president, purchasing and distributionPITTSBURGH, June 5, 2009 –
PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced today that Stephen T. Lampe has been appointed vice president, purchasing and distribution, effective July 1. He is currently PPG’s global raw materials director. In his new position, Lampe will continue to be based at PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh and will report directly to J. Rich Alexander, senior vice president, performance coatings.
Lampe began his career with PPG in 1978 as senior auditor and progressed through several auditing assignments until 1987, when he became a purchasing specialist for PPG’s glass businesses. Following progressive positions within purchasing, Lampe was named director, finance and business development, for architectural coatings in 1994. He was appointed director, general purchasing, in 1998 and controller, coatings, in 2000. He was named to his current position in 2006.
“As evident from his career progression, Steve has deep experience in PPG’s purchasing and finance areas, and this combination of expertise, along with his track record of success, positions him well to lead PPG’s global purchasing and distribution function,” Alexander said.
Lampe earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975 and is a certified public accountant.About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com