Posts Tagged ‘ PPG ’

PPG Works on Repairs at California Glass Facility

Feb 8th, 2016


PPG has launched a $20 million repair project at its Fresno, Calif., flat glass facility. The company says it’s re-bricking the oxygen-fired glass furnace there after 15 years of continuous operation. “The purpose of the scheduled outage is to restore the furnace’s original glass quality and environmental performance,” said Chuck Hanley, director of production for PPG. “We’ll also be using the time to […]

PPG Appoints Two to Executive Positions

Jan 6th, 2016

PPG Industries recently announced two executive appointments. Hervé Tiberghien, senior director, global human resources, will become vice president, human resources, effective Feb. 28. He’ll report to PPG president and CEO Michael McGarry. Chris Caruso, director, information technology, global architectural coatings, will become vice president, information technology, effective Feb. 1. He will report to Ram Vadlamannati, […]

PPG Appoints David Bem as CTO

Oct 30th, 2015

PPG Industries has appointed David Bem as vice president, science and technology, and chief technology officer-elect (CTO-elect), effective November 16. In the CTO role, Bem will succeed Charles F. Kahle II, who has announced plans to retire effective March 1, 2016. Bem joins PPG from Dow Chemical, where he was vice president for research and development (R&D), consumer […]

PPG Lifts “Force Majeure” Out West, Investing in Facility Upgrades

Sep 24th, 2015

PPG has float glass operations in Carlisle, Pa., Mt. Zion, Ill., Wichita Falls, Texas, and Fresno, Calif.

PPG is back in production at its Fresno, Calif., location, and it’s coming back with a bang. The company had announced a “force majeure” two weeks ago on its architectural, residential and specialty glass products for customers located in the western U.S. and western Canada. PPG has now restored normal operations at the facility and […]

PPG Declares Force Majeure for Glass in Western U.S., Canada

Sep 14th, 2015

PPG Industries has had production issues at its Fresno, Calif., flat glass manufacturing facility since the end of August, and it isn’t exactly sure when things will get back to normal. The company announced Thursday it has declared a force majeure on the production of architectural, residential and specialty glass products for customers in western […]

PPG Wins 2 National Awards of Excellence

Aug 11th, 2015

PPG Industries’ flat glass business has earned two 2015 B2 Awards of Excellence from the national Business Marketing Association (BMA) in the Marketing Activation and Video categories. PPG’s marketing campaign for the 50th anniversary of Solarban glass earned honors in the “Marketing Activation: Existing Customer Retention and Growth” division. The campaign featured a website that […]

McGarry to Succeed Bunch as PPG CEO

Jul 16th, 2015

Michael McGarry will be PPG's new CEO effective September 1.

Effective September 1, Michael H. McGarry will become president and CEO of PPG industries. He will also join the company’s Board of Directors immediately. McGarry, 57, has served as the company’s president and chief operating officer since March and will succeed chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch. Bunch, who has led PPG for the last […]

Which Industry-Related Companies Made the Fortune 500 Cut?

Jun 19th, 2015

Fortune 500

The 61st Fortune 500 list was recently released, with the 500 companies accounting for $12.5 trillion in revenues, $945 billion in profits and 26.8 million employees. Among them are a handful of glass and glazing industry-related companies. 3M, which recorded $31.8 billion in revenues and $5 billion in profits last fiscal year, moved up a few […]

Watch the May Newscast for a Look Back at AIA 2015

May 21st, 2015

In this month’s newscast we’re taking a close look at glass and other components shown at last week’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

PPG Announces Executive Appointments

May 14th, 2015

PPG Industries announced two executive appointments effective June 1. Vince Morales, currently vice president, investor relations, will become vice president, investor relations, and treasurer. Morales will report to executive vice president and chief financial officer Frank Sklarsky. Since joining PPG in 1985, Morales has advanced through various finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility. He was […]