PPG Industries has announced that James Stutelberg has joined the company as vice president, automotive OEM coatings, Americas, reporting to Cynthia A. Niekamp, PPG senior vice president, automotive OEM coatings. He is based at the Troy, Michigan, global headquarters of PPG’s automotive OEM coatings business.
Stutelberg joins PPG from Dow Corning, where he was most recently vice president, global marketing and sales, with the company’s Hemlock Semiconductor joint venture. He started there as a sales professional in 1996 and was quickly promoted to a marketing and channel management position. Stutelberg later became Americas-area commercial manager with responsibility for North and South America, gaining significant experience in Latin America. In 2004, he was promoted to Asia commercial manager, industrial lubricants and adhesives, and relocated to Shanghai to direct commercial activities for the business. Stutelberg ultimately gained oversight for all aspects of the business in the region, and he moved into specialty chemicals as new business program manager in 2006. In 2007 he became the Asia business director with complete profit-and-loss oversight for the region, and in 2009 Stutelberg returned to the U.S. to accept his most recent role. Prior to his tenure with Dow Corning, he was a sales professional with Ashland Inc. for two years.