PPG Industries has appointed Eric K. Thiele, PPG assistant treasurer and credit director, as treasurer and a company officer. He will report to David B. Navikas, PPG senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, and he will continue to be based at the company’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh.
Thiele succeeds PPG vice president and treasurer Aziz Giga, who has announced his retirement, effective March 1, 2013. Giga will continue to support the company as corporate vice president during the transition period.
Thiele joined PPG in 1995 and advanced through positions of increasing responsibility, such as director, financial services, aircraft transparencies; director, financial reporting, coatings businesses; director, finance and planning, automotive coatings; and director, finance, and chief financial officer, PPG Asia Pacific.
Architectural coatings are becoming increasingly robust as we move into the 21st century. Consumers demand that coatings be more stain repellent or easy-to-clean. To meet this demand, paint companies advertise highly cleanable,…