PPG appoints Glenn E. Bost II as senior vice president, general counsel
PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2010 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced that Glenn E. Bost II has been named senior vice president and general counsel, effective July 1. Bost will become a member of PPG’s executive and operating committees, reporting to Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch.
Bost joined PPG’s legal department in Pittsburgh in 1985, working with finance and transactions, and then served as assistant counsel in the international law section supporting the Asia/Pacific region and Canada. He was promoted in 1991 to senior counsel, environment, health and safety, and in 1995 to general counsel, PPG Europe, for which he relocated to Paris. Bost returned to Pittsburgh in 1997 as corporate counsel, transactions. In 2000, he was named assistant general counsel, operations, with initial responsibility for PPG’s commercial, labor and employment, and European attorneys, and responsibility added later for the company’s litigation; environment, health and safety; and intellectual property attorneys. Bost was appointed associate general counsel, operations, in 2005, leading legal support for PPG’s corporate operations, and he was named vice president in 2006.
Prior to joining PPG, Bost was an attorney with the firm Thorp, Reed & Armstrong in Pittsburgh. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a law degree from The Ohio State University, where he made Law Review, and a certificate in international law from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia University.
“Glenn has provided leadership in his current function and has been broadly involved in PPG's legal affairs,” said Charles E. Bunch, PPG chairman and CEO. “His deep knowledge of PPG's businesses and legal history will serve as assets as he assumes this key leadership role.”
James C. Diggs will retire as senior vice president and general counsel effective July 1, as announced in March.
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.
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