Breaking News

PPG appoints Kevin McDonald as VP (fiber glass)

By Tim Wright | January 14, 2014

PPG Industries has appointed Kevin 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 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 says. “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.
  • Advances in Ultrasonics

    Advances in Ultrasonics

    Tara Olivo, associate editor||January 2, 2017
    Ultrasonic suppliers’ improved bonding systems allow for softer, more comfortable absorbent hygiene products.

  • Private Label: Not About No Frills Anymore

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||January 2, 2017
    Competition in the diaper market focuses on quality, not value.

  • Hygiene Machinery Review

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||January 2, 2017
    The growing importance of adult incontinence plus a widespread need for increased flexibility has changed the game for makers