PPG Industries has appointed Eric Thiele, assistant treasurer and credit director, as its new treasurer and a company officer. As of December 1 Thiele will be based at PPG’s headquarters in Pittsburgh where he will report to David B. Navikas, PPG senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer.

Thiele’s job transfer is a result of Aziz Giga’s, prior PPG vice president and treasurer, retirement in early March. Giga will support the company as corporate vice president during the transition of roles.

“Eric’s depth of experience and knowledge of PPG’s businesses and finance organization will help him serve the company well as treasurer, particularly in light of continued global economic uncertainty,” says Navikas. “In addition, we thank Aziz for his significant contributions to PPG in numerous leadership positions during his 35-year career. Among his many achievements, Aziz provided important leadership and guidance to PPG during the severe economic downturn starting in 2008. His efforts were instrumental in positioning PPG for success. We congratulate him on an exemplary career and wish him and his family the very best.”

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