PPG Promotes Mark Hood, Names Steve Kight As Successor

Hood becomes California transparencies plant manager; Kight market director

Mark Hood was promoted to plant manager of PPG’s Sylmar, Calif. Aerospace transparencies facility and succeeded by Steve Kight, who takes over as global marketing director for general aviation transparencies, the company announced in a press release Wednesday.
According to the release, Hood will be responsible for partnering with PPG’s aerospace transparencies engineering and business platform teams to “continue driving operational success and serving customers.”
Hood started with PPG in 1984, working at PPG’s Hunstville, Ala. transparencies plant.
He served as global lean coordinator for PPG’s aerospace application support center network before becoming a market segment manager for commercial original equipment manufacturer (OEM) transparencies, according to the company.
That was followed by a tenure as global market director for general aviation transparencies, PPG said.
Steve Kight has been with PPG in 2004, starting as a sales representative in the company’s packaging coatings group.
He was promoted to an account manager role for the eastern North America region and, since 2012 when he joined PPG’s aerospace group, Kight has served as the general aviation transparencies segment manager, the release states.
Kight earned his bachelor’s from Ohio State and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Kight holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

Photos courtesy PPG/JV Communications
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