PPG Appoints Iams VP, Corporate Communications and Marketing

September 28th, 2012 by DWM Magazine

PPG Industries has named Bryan Iams vice president, corporate communications and marketing, effective October 1. Iams will report to J. Rich Alexander, executive vice president.

In this role, Iams will be responsible for directing PPG’s global external and internal communications including strategic messaging, media relations, crisis and issues management, brand management, public affairs and communications process management, and he will provide direct communications support to PPG chair and CEO Charles E. Bunch.

“Bryan’s experience as a trusted communications leader and adviser to large global corporations will serve PPG well as we continue to expand our operations and communicate our corporate brand around the world,” says Alexander.

Iams joins PPG from FedEx, where he served since May as principal advisor, communications, for FedEx Ground headquartered in Pittsburgh. Previously, he directed external communications activities for Bayer Corp. and Bayer MaterialScience in North America as head of strategic and external communications. During his ten years with Bayer, Iams was responsible for external media, public relations, corporate advertising, social media, crisis management, marketing communications, public affairs and internal communications. Iams also worked for more than seven years at global public relations agency Burson-Marsteller, directing key accounts that included work with PPG.

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