Ken West, current VP, packaging coatings, will become GM, global business services, effective Aug. 1. In this new leadership role, West will establish a Global Business Services network – a transformational change designed to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of functions and operations that can be shared across businesses.
Ericson joins PPG from SUEZ Chemical Monitoring and Solutions, where she served as president. SUEZ acquired GE's Water Business in 2017, where she served as president. Prior to the GE and SUEZ roles, she had a long career with Alstom, a world leader in energy and integrated transport systems. Her most recent role at Alstom was president and CEO of U.S. operations.
Ericson’s earlier leadership roles at Alstom included VP, product platform management of the global industrial gas turbine business; VP, product marketing and strategy; VP, strategic operations; VP, strategy, planning and mergers and acquisitions; finance director; and director, business strategy and marketing. Prior to joining Alstom, she worked for Exxon Corporation, Mobil Oil and DuPont, where she began her career as a product development and sales engineer.