announced the appointment of Anne M. Foulkes, currently vice president, associate general counsel and secretary, as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective Aug. 1. She will immediately join the company’s operating and executive committees, reporting to PPG chairman and CEO, Michael H. McGarry. In this role, Foulkes will succeed Glenn Bost, current SVP and general counsel, who has announced his intent to retire. Effective Aug. 1, Bost will serve as SVP law, compliance, and special projects.
Foulkes joined PPG in 1995, initially supporting the chemicals group on commercial and contract matters. In 2005, Foulkes was promoted to corporate counsel with responsibility for all commercial, antitrust, labor and employment, and intellectual property legal matters for the aerospace, architectural coatings, automotive refinish, and performance and marine coatings businesses. In 2010, she was named assistant general counsel; in 2011, assistant general counsel and secretary; and in 2016, to her current position.
As VP, associate general counsel and secretary, her responsibilities included leading and managing legal support for the commercial, antitrust, corporate development, labor and employment, and intellectual property matters for all PPG strategic business units, the Latin America region, securities, finance and corporate governance matters and the global supply management group.
She is also the executive sponsor of PPG’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council.
“Anne’s extensive background within various PPG functions and business units will be valuable in this important leadership position,” said McGarry. “We thank Glenn for his many contributions during his 33-year career with PPG. He provided legal counsel for virtually every PPG merger and acquisition transaction over the past 15 years and was a valued confidant for many leaders within the organization. His leadership extended beyond legal counsel as a valued member of the company’s operating and executive committees.”
Bost joined PPG’s legal department in Pittsburgh in 1985 and supported a variety of functions in the U.S., Asia-Pacific region, and Canada before being promoted in 1995 to general counsel, PPG Europe. In 1997, Bost returned to Pittsburgh as corporate counsel, transactions. He was named assistant general counsel, operations, in 2000, with initial responsibility for PPG’s commercial, labor and employment, and European attorneys, and then later added responsibility for the company’s litigation, intellectual property, and EHS attorneys. Bost was appointed associate general counsel, operations, in 2005, leading legal support for PPG’s corporate operations, and he was named vice president in 2006. He became SVP and general counsel and joined PPG’s executive and operating committees in 2010.
He sits on the boards of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.