PPG Industries has announced that J. Craig Jordan, PPG director, labor compensation and employee relations, will succeed Charles W. “Bud” Wise as vice president, human resources, effective Aug. 1, when Wise will retire from the company. Jordan will become a member of PPG’s operating committee, reporting to chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch.
Jordan joined PPG in 1989 as director, human resources, at the company’s Natrium, WV, plant, and in 1992 moved to the corporate labor relations staff as manager, industrial relations. In 1994, he was appointed director of human resources for the fiber glass business, and in 1999, he became director, human resources, for optical products, based at Pinellas Park, FL. Jordan assumed responsibility for corporate industrial relations in 2003, and his responsibilities subsequently expanded to include employee relations, policy and compensation.
Wise joined PPG in 1969 at its former Mount Vernon, OH, glass plant. After serving as a member of the faculty at Juniata College from 1973 to 1979, Wise returned to PPG and progressed through numerous human resources management roles in the coatings businesses and at the corporate level prior to being elected to his current post.