PPG appoints Kahle chief technology officer
By Jeremy Neuhart
By Jeremy Neuhart
Dec. 4, 2008 – Pittsburgh – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has announced, Charles F. Kahle II, vice president, coatings research and development, is taking on additional responsibility as chief technology officer for PPG.
PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has announced that,
effective today, Charles F. Kahle II, vice president, coatings research and development,
is taking on additional responsibility as chief technology officer for PPG.
Kahle will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Charles E. Bunch and join PPG’s Operating Committee
in his new combined role. He will continue to be based at
PPG’s coatings research center in Allison Park, Pa., and
will work closely with PPG’s business leadership and the
board’s technology and environment committee. While
retaining direct responsibility for coatings research and
development, Kahle also will assume functional
responsibility for glass and chemicals research as well as
global product development.
After earning his doctorate in organic chemistry at the
University of Illinois, Kahle joined PPG in 1987 as a
research associate in coatings. He worked in the
electrodeposition and central research groups and
served as group leader for automotive parts and
accessories coatings development. Kahle subsequently
held key technical leadership roles in PPG’s chemicals and glass technology centers
before becoming director, research, coatings and resins, in 2004, and vice president,
coatings research and development, in 2007.
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical
products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150
manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries.
PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more
information, visit www.ppg.com.