PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced that Kevin Braun has been appointed vice president of industrial coatings, Americas, effective immediately, replacing Richard Zoulek, who has left the company. Braun was most recently appointed vice president, 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, PPG executive vice president. Braun, who joined PPG in 1991, also has served as PPG’s general manager, silica products, and general manager, architectural coatings, Australia/New Zealand. Previously, he held roles of increasing commercial responsibility in industrial coatings, fiber glass and architectural coatings in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Capital University. PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM) 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 www.ppg.com. Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. Editor's Note: High resolution photo available upon request.