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New SVP for industrial coatings will take over Oct. 1

Tim Knavish, currently PPG senior vice president, automotive coatings, will become PPG senior vice president.

PPG announced an executive move in its industrial coatings division. Tim Knavish will become senior VP, industrial coatings, replacing Shelley Bausch, current VP, industrial coatings, who has elected to leave the company, effective Sept. 30.

Knavish will also assume oversight of PPG’s packaging coatings and coatings services businesses, the global supply management function and the Asia Pacific region. Knavish, currently senior vice president, automotive coatings, will continue to report to PPG Chairman and CEO Michael McGarry.

Gary Danowski will become VP, automotive coatings, reporting to McGarry. Danowski currently serves as vice president, operations, automotive coatings.

PPG had net sales of $14.3 billion in 2016.

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