PPG Industries announced two executive appointments effective June 1.
Vince Morales, currently vice president, investor relations, will become vice president, investor relations, and treasurer. Morales will report to executive vice president and chief financial officer Frank Sklarsky. Since joining PPG in 1985, Morales has advanced through various finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility. He was appointed to his current position in 2007. Morales earned his bachelor’s degree from Robert Morris University and his master’s in business administration from The Ohio State University.
Eric Thiele, currently corporate treasurer, will become vice president and business controller, global architectural coatings and protective and marine coatings. In this role, Thiele will report to Sklarsky and PPG president and chief operating officer Michael McGarry. Thiele has been with PPG for nearly 20 years and was named corporate treasurer in 2012. Thiele earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Allegheny College and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business.
Also announced was the appointment of Scott Minder, currently finance director and business controller, industrial and packaging coatings, to director, investor relations, reporting to Morales. Minder joined PPG in June 2009 and previously worked for General Motors and Penske Logistics.
John Jankowski, assistant treasurer, also will report to Morales. Jankowski will continue to provide leadership to the global treasury staff and in key areas of the treasury function.