A 33-year veteran of the company, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Glenn Bost will retire as part of a planned succession for the role, PPG announced.
Bost, 66, will become SVP, law, compliance and special projects and remain in the position until Jan. 1, 2019.
“Glenn’s dedicated contributions during his career with PPG have been invaluable. The transition of this critical role on PPG’s leadership team has been part of an ongoing succession planning process,” PPG Chairman and CEO Michael H. McGarry said. “Glenn 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.”
As previously announced, Anne M. Foulkes, currently VP, associate general counsel and secretary, will become SVP, general counsel and secretary, effective Aug. 1. She will immediately join 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 United States, 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.