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Friday January 29

PPG Appoints John Outcalt Vice President Automotive Refinish

PPG Industries has announced that John R. Outcalt has been appointed vice president, automotive refinish, and will assume global responsibility for PPG’s automotive refinish business effective March 1. Outcalt is currently vice president, automotive refinish, Americas. He will continue to be based at PPG’s automotive refinish business headquarters in Strongsville, Ohio, and to report directly to J. Rich Alexander, senior vice president, Performance Coatings.

Outcalt joined PPG’s automotive OEM coatings business in 1983 as marketing services manager on the Chrysler account. After progressing through various marketing, marketing services, technical, sales, and management positions within automotive OEM coatings, Outcalt became director of network sales for automotive refinish in 1996.

Outcalt then served as director of collision center operations and director of sales, North America, refinish, before joining PPG’s insurance and services business as general manager. In October 2005, he served as general manager, refinish, United States and Canada. In December 2007, Outcalt was named to his current position.

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