PPG Industries has appointed Anup Jain vice president, strategic planning and corporate development. Jain will join the company’s operating committee and report directly to chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch at PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.
Jain previously held the positions of vice president and general manager, global test and measurement, and director, strategy, for Honeywell Corp. From 2002 to 2004, he was an operating principal with Three Cities Research, a private equity firm, serving on its board of directors and working with top management at portfolio companies to drive turnaround and growth. Jain worked from 1997 to 2002 with McKinsey and Co., where he developed expertise in pricing and product strategies. He began his career with IBM Corporation as a systems sales engineer, and later became manager, strategy/business development, retail solutions.
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