PPG Appoints Sklarsky as Executive Vice President of Finance

Sklarsky_FrankS_wPPG Industries has added Frank S. Sklarsky as executive vice president of finance, effective April 15. He will report to chairman and CEO Charles Bunch.

Also, effective August 1, Sklarsky will be named PPG executive vice president and chief financial officer.

David B. Navikas, currently PPG senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer, will continue in his current role until August 1, and will then continue as senior vice president in a senior leadership role that will be announced later.

“We are pleased to welcome Frank to PPG,” says Bunch. “His deep financial management expertise and executive leadership experience guiding strategy and operations with large, global enterprises will be an asset to PPG as we continue to grow and expand our positions around the world.

“I also want to recognize David Navikas as he transitions into his next senior leadership role in PPG,” Bunch adds. “David’s detailed understanding of PPG’s global businesses and deep financial management expertise are invaluable, as demonstrated recently in his role supporting our strategic initiatives to separate PPG’s commodity chemicals business and to acquire AkzoNobel’s North American architectural coatings business.

Most recently, Sklarsky was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Tyco International Ltd. Prior to joining Tyco, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at both Eastman Kodak Co. and ConAgra Foods Inc. Previously, he spent 20 years with Chrysler in a series of senior financial leadership roles. He also held finance positions with Dell Inc., after beginning his career with Ernst & Young.

Sklarsky is a member of the board of directors of Harman International Industries Inc. and of Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a certified public accountant.

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