PPG appoints kahle chief
PPG Industries has announced that Charles F. Kahle vice president, coatings research and development, is taking on additional responsibility as chief technology officer for PPG. Kahle will report to chairman and chief executive officer Charles E. Bunch and join PPG’s operating committee in his new combined role. He will continue to be based at PPG’s coatings research center in Allison Park, PA and will work closely with PPG’s business leadership and the board’s technology and environment committee. While retaining direct responsibility for coatings research and development, Kahle also will assume functional responsibility for glass and chemicals research as well as global product development.
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,…