PPG Aerospace appoints Cancilla global platform director for transparencies
SYLMAR, Calif., May 12, 2010 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace business has appointed Mark Cancilla global platform director for aerospace transparencies, effective March 1. Cancilla is responsible for the marketing and technology strategic focus and directing new business development of PPG Aerospace’s commercial, military and general-aviation aerospace transparencies as well as transparent armor products. He will be relocating from PPG’s Huntsville, Ala., aerospace transparencies facility to the company’s aerospace headquarters in Sylmar.
Cancilla began his PPG career 25 years ago as a glass engineer at the company’s Pittsburgh headquarters and subsequently held several engineering and sales assignments. He joined PPG’s aerospace transparencies business in 1998 to manage the Seattle regional office and moved to Huntsville in 2001 as manager of product design, development and quality. Cancilla became global business manager for aerospace transparencies the following year, and he most recently served as global manager for commercial aerospace transparencies, since 2006, when PPG acquired Sierracin/Sylmar Corp. and integrated its operations.
A West Mifflin, Pa., native, Cancilla holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s in engineering management from the University of Pittsburgh.
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 and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems.
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.