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PPG Appoints Automotive OEM Coatings and Industrial Coatings Business Leaders

By: via Business Wire

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the following appointments within its Automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Coatings and Industrial Coatings businesses, effective December 1, 2021:

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Thomas Li has been appointed PPG vice president, automotive coatings, Asia Pacific. (Photo: Business Wire)

Thomas Li has been appointed PPG vice president, automotive coatings, Asia Pacific. (Photo: Business Wire)

Thomas Li, currently PPG general manager, auto parts, Asia Pacific, will become vice president, automotive coatings, Asia Pacific. Reporting to Vincent Robin, PPG vice president, global automotive coatings and president, PPG Asia Pacific, Li will be responsible for leading the automotive coatings business in the Asia Pacific region through the development of a growth-focused commercial strategy. Since joining PPG in 2009, Li has moved through positions of increasing responsibility within PPG’s automotive business. Prior to joining PPG, Li held positions with several leading organizations in the automotive industry, including Visteon and Michelin.

Emmanuelle Guerin, currently PPG general manager, global auto parts, will become vice president, automotive coatings, global auto parts. She will continue to report to Robin and remain based in Rolle, Switzerland. Guerin will have responsibility for delivering differential growth through a deep understanding of the customer and end markets, leveraging coatings qualifications to serve unmet customer needs and overseeing a focused approach to product development. Additionally, her global team will collaborate with automotive OEM tier suppliers, commercial vehicle OEMs (excluding North America) and mobility/electric vehicle suppliers throughout the tier chain. Guerin joined PPG in 2016 and has moved through positions of increasing responsibility, most recently leading the formation of the new global auto parts business segment.

Xiaobing Nie, currently PPG general manager, industrial coatings, Greater China, will become vice president, industrial coatings, China and global consumer products, and general manager, PPG China. Nie will report to both Robin and Kevin Braun, vice president, global industrial coatings, and remain based in Shanghai, China. She will have responsibility to strengthen regional collaboration and deliver organic growth, leveraging PPG’s broad product capabilities across China. Nie joined PPG in 2021 from DuPont’s Asia Pacific Shelter division after holding several commercial and marketing positions with DuPont over the prior 14 years. Earlier in her career, she worked for Huawei in Brazil and China.


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CATEGORY Automotive OEM Coatings

CATEGORY Industrial Coatings


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