Sinetar to lead combined PPG North American architectural coatings business

PITTSBURGH, April 1, 2013 – With today’s announcement regarding PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) acquisition of the North American architectural coatings business of AkzoNobel, Scott B. Sinetar, PPG vice president, architectural coatings, North America, is set to lead the combined architectural coatings business. Sinetar will report to Michael H. McGarry, executive vice president.

“Scott’s extensive background in architectural coatings will serve him well in this expanded role, having joined PPG in 1989 from the original Olympic Paints and Stains acquisition,” McGarry said. “Since then, he has served in many roles of increasing responsibility in the architectural coatings business.”

Sinetar was named to his current position in 2006. Previously, he served as manager, national accounts; national sales manager; director of sales; and general manager, architectural coatings. Earlier in his career, he held various positions with OLYMPIC(R) Paints and Stains. A native of Bethpage, N.Y., Sinetar earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Monmouth University and completed executive education at Carnegie Mellon University.

“As we begin to integrate our outstanding organizations across North America, our combined architectural coatings business will be led by a strong team representing both PPG and the former AkzoNobel operations,” Sinetar said. “We look forward to a smooth transition and to continuing to exceed our customers’ expectations.”

With this acquisition, PPG has expanded its reach in all three major North American distribution channels, including home centers, independent paint dealers and company-owned paint stores.

PPG Architectural Coatings is a respected paint industry leader, providing paints and stains for homeowners and professionals across North America. PPG’s line-up of residential, commercial and industrial paint brands offers a wide range of choices to meet the varying needs of consumers, interior designers, painting contractors, property managers, developers and architects around the globe. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

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