Posts Tagged ‘ PPG ’

PPG Completes Acquisition of AkzoNobel North American Architectural Coatings Business

Apr 2nd, 2013

PPG Industries has finalized the previously announced acquisition of the North American architectural coatings business of Akzo Nobel N.V., based in Amsterdam. The transaction is valued at $1.05 billion. “We are pleased to have successfully completed this acquisition, the second-largest in our company’s history, as it further extends PPG’s architectural coatings business in the United […]

PPG Appoints Sklarsky as Executive Vice President of Finance

Mar 29th, 2013


PPG Industries has added Frank S. Sklarsky as executive vice president of finance, effective April 15. He will report to chairman and CEO Charles Bunch. Also, effective August 1, Sklarsky will be named PPG executive vice president and chief financial officer. David B. Navikas, currently PPG senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer, […]

Industry Companies Named to Fortune Magazine’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies

Mar 15th, 2013

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., Lowe’s, Dow and PPG are a few of the industry companies named to Fortune magazine’s 2013 List of World’s Most Admired Companies. Fortune Brands once again ranked No. 3 in the “Home Equipment, Furnishings” category. “On behalf of our 16,000 associates, we are honored to receive this prestigious recognition, […]

Glass Leak Occurs at PPG’s Carlisle, Pa. Plant

Jan 29th, 2013

A leak from a glass furnace occurred at 3 a.m. today at PPG Industries’ Carlisle, Pa., flat glass plant, according to reports from the company. “Molten glass leaked from the furnace into the plant’s basement area,” reads the company’s official statement. “The leak has been stopped and contained. The incident is under investigation.” According to […]

PPG Expects Georgia Gulf Merger with Commodity Chemicals Business to Close Today

Jan 28th, 2013

PPG Industries has announced that company officials expect its previously announced separation of its commodity chemicals business and its merger with a subsidiary of Georgia Gulf Corp. to be completed later today. Upon the completion of the merger, the combined company formed by uniting Georgia Gulf with PPG’s commodity chemicals business will be named Axiall […]

PPG Sees Improvement in Flat Glass Market

Jan 14th, 2013

PPG Industries officials were optimistic about the future of the flat glass industry during a discussion of the company’s fourth-quarter 2012 results held this morning. “We think we have begun to see improvement in the flat glass business tide, more specifically for end use market in the commercial construction industry in North America,” says PPG […]

Navikas Discusses PPG Business, Financial Performance at Citi Basic Materials Symposium

Nov 29th, 2012

PPG Industries senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, David B. Navikas, yesterday discussed the company’s business and financial performance at the 2012 Citi Basic Materials Symposium in New York City. According to the announcement, Navikas covered topics such as the transformation of PPG’s business portfolio; growth of the company’s coatings and specialty materials […]

PPG Moves Insulating Glass Production to Carlisle, Pa.

Nov 1st, 2012

PPG Industries announced its transition of residential insulating glass production to its IG Service Center in Carlisle, Pa., by installing the first Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System (ATLAS) production line for insulating glass (IG) in the U.S, according to a company release. Previously located in Allentown, Pa., the PPG IG Service Center distributes IG units for […]

PPG Third Quarter Report Reveals a Decline in Glass Segment Sales

Oct 19th, 2012

Glass segment sales from 2012 fell $11 million from the year prior to $262 million, according to PPG Industries’ third-quarter report. Lower pricing and a negative foreign currency translation counterbalanced rising flat glass volumes. Segment earnings rose $1 million from the prior-year quarter, to $24 million. The report goes on to note segment sales of […]

PPG Appoints Iams VP, Corporate Communications and Marketing

Sep 28th, 2012


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 […]