PPG Protective and Marine Coatings names general manager for U.S., Canada

PITTSBURGH, May 27, 2009 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has appointed Michael T. Hartings as general manager, PMC, United States and Canada (USCA).
Hartings began his career with PPG in 1992 and has served in several managerial roles of increasing responsibility in the United States and Asia. Most recently, Hartings was general manager, PPG Coatings Malaysia, where he led the automotive and industrial coatings businesses in Southeast Asia. Hartings will be relocating from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to PPG’s corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa.
“Michael is a great addition to the PMC team and has an extensive track record of delivering results for several business units,†said Tom Mauck, PPG vice president, PMC. “Michael combines business acumen for the coatings industry and key attention to market and customer detail,†he said.
About PPG Protective and Marine Coatings
PPG’s protective and marine coatings (PMC) business is a world leader in protective and marine coatings. PMC products protect customers’ assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments. PMC products coat a wide variety of projects in energy, infrastructure and marine markets. PMC features Amercoat, Sigma Coatings and other brand families. For more information, visit www.ppgpmc.com.
About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
By Professional Mariner Staff