PPG has announced two executive appointments that will take place from 1 July – Diane Kappas, the current Vice President Automotive OEM Coatings Americas, will become Vice President Global Sustainability, while Andrew Carroll, current Vice President Industrial Coatings Americas, will become Vice President Automotive OEM Coatings Americas and Mobility. Kappas will report to Amy Ericson, PPG Senior Vice President Packaging Coatings, and Carroll will report to Rebecca Liebert, PPG Executive Vice President.
“In this newly created global role focused on sustainability, Diane’s diverse experience at PPG and her ability to work collaboratively with customers to solve their problems will further drive this core business imperative,” said Michael McGarry, PPG Chairman and CEO.
“Andrew’s new leadership role is important in continuing to partner with our automotive OEM customers and meet their evolving needs.
PPG said Kappas will collaborate with teams across the company to drive its environmental, social and governance efforts, including reducing the environmental impact of operations and increasing sales of sustainably advantaged products. Kappas has more than 35 years of experience at PPG and has held a variety of business and operational leadership roles in manufacturing, supply chain, procurement and human resources, along with environment, health and safety. She earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University.
Carroll will be responsible for leading the automotive OEM coatings business in the Americas region through the development of a growth-focused commercial strategy. He will also lead and manage the global rollout and execution strategy for PPG’s automotive mobility initiatives that focus on autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles. Carroll began his PPG career in 1991 and over the last 30 years has held a range of diverse leadership roles in technology, product management, and mergers and acquisitions. Carroll earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in engineering, focused on electrochemical engineering, business management, and product development from Case Western Reserve University.