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PPG Appoints McDonald Vice President, Fiber Glass; Kerr To Retire

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced the appointment of Kevin E. McDonald, as vice president, fiber glass, effective March 1. McDonald is currently PPG general manager, reinforcements, and leader for fiber glass in the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He will report to Viktor Sekmakas, PPG executive vice president, and continue to be based at the company’s Glass Business and Discovery Center in Harmar, Pa.

McDonald will succeed Thomas P. Kerr, who will retire effective March 1.

“Kevin’s deep knowledge of PPG’s fiber glass business will serve the company well as he takes on this important role,” Sekmakas said. “In addition, we thank Tom for his contributions to PPG during his 35-year career. We congratulate him on his many accomplishments and successes and wish him and his family all the best.”

McDonald joined PPG in 1980 and progressed through sales and marketing roles in the fiber glass business to become director of sales, North America, for fiber glass in 1995 and director, ZebraLink, in 1999. He spent the next five years as PPG’s general credit manager before being named the company’s director of government sales, and he then returned to the fiber glass business in his current role. McDonald earned an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an undergraduate degree in marketing from Indiana University-Bloomington.


PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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