PPG Industries has appointed Patrick J. Kenny vice president, corporate marketing. He will continue to be based at the company’s global headquarters and will report directly to J. Rich Alexander, PPG senior vice president, performance coatings.
In his new role, Kenny will be responsible for corporate marketing and growth initiatives, government selling programs, market-facing growth initiatives and marketing/sales competency development. He is currently PPG general manager, corporate marketing and construction markets.
Kenny joined PPG in 1980 and progressed through various project management, sales management and marketing positions in the flat glass, commercial products and construction contracting businesses. He moved to Hong Kong in 1989 as managing director for a PPG glass joint venture and was promoted to global marketing manager, flat glass, in 1993. In 1999, Kenny became global director of marketing, flat glass, and in 2003, he was appointed business director of the newly-created, cross-business construction market team. He assumed additional responsibility for leading PPG’s corporate marketing and growth initiatives in November 2006.
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