PPG makes executive appointments

Anup Jain

Effective April 1, PPG Industries has named Dave Cole VP packagings coatings and Anup Jain VP specialty coatings and materials.

Jain was previously serving as VP silica products. In his new role, he will be responsible for the optical monomers and coatings and OLED/specialty synthesis businesses, as well as the photochromics R&D organization. He will continue to oversee PPG's silica products business.

Cole was formerly president of Transitions Optical, in which PPG owned a majority interest stake until just recently.

Both Cole and Jain will report to EVP Viktor Sekmakas.

“These executives have demonstrated strong performance in leading their respective businesses," said Sekmakas. "I am confident that Dave and Anup will continue to contribute significantly to PPG’s business success in these key leadership roles."

Additionally, Rick Elias, previously SVP optical and specialty materials, has retired. He has been with the company since 1975 and has been in his most recent role since 2008.

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