● PPG: Dennis Kovalsky, vice president,
aerospace at PPG, has been
named vice president of automotive
coatings. He will replace Richard
Zahren, who will retire March 1, after
33 years with PPG. Mr. Kovalsky has
been with PPG since 1977.
Being a formulator is becoming much more difficult in light of increased regulatory pressures on common raw materials.
Formulators who develop coatings based on oxidatively cured (alkyd) binders face major regulatory obstacles for two key in…