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Gary Kaiser

PPG Industries has appointed Kevin Braun to the post of VP industrial coatings, a horizontal shift from his previous role as VP global raw materials and Americas purchasing.

“Kevin is a superb leader, who combines excellent product and manufacturing experience with a keen awareness of the industry and market trends,” said Viktor Sekmakas, executive VP, PPG.

Braun’s new post, effective immediately, was enacted to replace Richard Zoulek, who left the company.

Fiberon promoted Derek Baer to territory manager for the Montana and Western Canada regions, and Greg Reed to West Coast regional sales manager.

“Derek and Greg have extensive industry experience, and both will be outstanding managers for the distribution partners in their respective regions,” said Brendan Moloney, Fiberon’s director of sales for the West.

Baer is noted for his work in developing the region’s Fiber-PRO and dealer bases. He has held leadership positions at technology companies like Microsoft.

Reed was recognized for developing new markets for Fiberon products.

Georgia-Pacifc consumer products manufacturing division named Gary W. Kaiser head of its Crossett, Ark., manufacturing operations.

He replaces Karen Dickinson, who retired.

“It’s an honor to return to Crossett,” said Kaiser. “I consider it a privilege to be a part of a mill that takes pride in making the best products for our customers.”

Kaiser previously was VP of Georgia-Pacifc’s Camas, Wash., operations.

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