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PPG appoints senior business director, mobility

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2018 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that Ranju Arya will become senior business director, mobility, effective immediately.

Ranju Arya, Senior Business Director, Mobility

Arya will lead PPG’s efforts in developing and commercializing paint and coatings technologies for autonomous and electric vehicles. He will report to Gary Danowski, vice president, automotive OEM coatings, and Tim Knavish, senior vice president, industrial coatings. Arya was previously account director, automotive OEM coatings, and brings more than 20 years of experience with PPG in global business development and corporate strategy.
PPG is developing a broad portfolio of advanced coatings that play key roles in the deployment of autonomous and electric vehicles. These products include exterior coatings that enhance vehicle visibility to light detection and ranging (LIDAR) systems; easy-to-clean coatings that help prevent obstruction of autonomous vehicle sensors; and environmentally-sensitive cathode and anode coatings used to store and transfer energy within modern lithium ion batteries. Arya will play a key role in identifying new technologies and opportunities in this growing market. To learn more about PPG’s emerging developments in paint and coatings technologies for autonomous vehicles and electric vehicle batteries, click here.
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2017. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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