PPG Industries announced that David B. Navikas, vice president and controller, has been appointed senior vice president, finance, and chief financial officer, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Charles E. Bunch. Navikas succeeds Robert J. Dellinger, who announced his resignation for personal health-related reasons as of June 30.

“David brings to this role broad financial expertise and extended involvement in our strategic planning process, as well as an extensive and detailed understanding of PPG’s global businesses,” Bunch said. Navikas will be nominated to become a member of PPG’s executive committee.

Navikas, age 60, has served as controller since joining PPG in November 1995, and he was appointed vice president and controller in March 2000. Prior to joining PPG, Navikas had 22 years of experience with Deloitte & Touche, including 13 years as a partner. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Purdue University and a master’s in accounting from Syracuse University.

Regarding Dellinger’s resignation, Bunch said, “I want to personally thank Bob for his leadership and contribution to PPG’s continued success during his tenure.”

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