PPG Automotive Refinish announces appointments, organizational restructuring
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, July 1, 2010 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business today announced a restructuring of its North American sales and marketing organization, with a number of key leadership changes.
“PPG refinish is committed to maintaining a strong, dynamic management team,” said Greg Benckart, PPG general manager, refinish, United States and Canada. “These new appointments, together with key strategic realignments, will help us maintain our leadership in providing the right products and support for our refinish customers.”
Bob Burgess was appointed director, training and sales development. He will be responsible for the development of training and strategies for the refinish sales force to ensure sales performance excellence and consistent value-proposition delivery.
Brett Candler was named to replace Burgess as sales zone director, zone 1. The zone will be realigned to add region 2, headed by Randy Koch. According to Benckart, the realignment will enhance PPG’s ability to support customers in their transition to using waterborne basecoat in the northeastern United States.
Steve Zweig joins the refinish business as sales zone director for zone 3, which has been realigned to include PPG’s refinish business in Canada. Zweig, who replaces Candler in this position, was formerly with PPG’s Architectural Coatings business as zone sales director, Midwest and West, with responsibility for more than 130 company store locations in 20 markets across the United States.
Jean-Guy Rosa has been appointed director, refinish, Canada, after serving in this role on an interim basis since December 2009. Rosa joined PPG in 1992 and has held positions of increasing responsibility within training, value-added services and management, most recently serving as regional manager for Quebec and the Atlantic Region of Canada. He will report to Zweig.
John Parran is appointed director, marketing, refinish, United States and Canada. In his new role, Parran will oversee strategies and initiatives encompassing product marketing, customer service, communications and pricing.
Mark Juell was named to replace Parran as sales zone director, zone 2. He joined PPG in 1991 as a technical sales instructor and most recently worked as a regional manager.
For more information, call 800-647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at www.ppgrefinish.com.
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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