Sekmakas held several leadership roles in PPG's automotive, industrial and packaging coatings businesses, as well as in the company’s Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
“Viktor has truly been a dynamic global leader for PPG," said PPG chairman and CEO Michael McGarry. "He has played a key role in expanding our global businesses and operations; strengthening many important customer relationships; and developing new, more efficient and effective business processes.
“We thank Viktor for his many contributions to PPG and wish him and his family all the best in the future.”
Sekmakas became a member of the PPG Executive Committee in 2012. According to Silvey, the EVP "played an important role in PPG’s strategic portfolio transformation and growth."
Sekmakas, who joined PPG in 1997 as a market development manager, spearheaded the efforts to maximize shareholder value in the divestitures of the glass and fiber glass businesses while championing the decision to enter the coatings services business, Silvey noted.
He was named EVP in 2012.
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