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PPG appoints Amy Ericson as senior vice president, packaging coatings

PITTSBURGH, June 19, 2018 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the appointment of Amy Ericson as senior vice president, packaging coatings, effective July 16. Ericson will also be responsible for the specialty coatings and materials business unit, and corporate strategy function. Reporting directly to PPG chairman and CEO, Michael H. McGarry, she will become a member of the operating committee.


Ken West, current vice president, packaging coatings, will become general manager, global business services, effective Aug. 1. In this new leadership role, West will establish a Global Business Services network – a transformational change designed to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of functions and operations that can be shared across businesses.


Ericson joins PPG from SUEZ Chemical Monitoring and Solutions, where she served as president. SUEZ acquired GE's Water Business in 2017, where she served as president. Prior to the GE and SUEZ roles, she had a long career with Alstom, a world leader in energy and integrated transport systems. Her most recent role at Alstom was president and chief executive officer of U.S. operations. Ericson’s earlier leadership roles at Alstom included vice president, product platform management of the global industrial gas turbine business; vice president product marketing and strategy; vice president, strategic operations; vice president, strategy, planning and mergers and acquisitions; finance director; and director, business strategy and marketing. Prior to joining Alstom, she worked for Exxon Corporation, Mobil Oil and DuPont, where she began her career as a product development and sales engineer.


Ericson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering at the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration degree at Harvard Business School.



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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