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PPG Appoints James T. Jones as Vice President, Procurement

General News

PPG announced the appointment of James T. (“JT”) Jones as vice president, procurement, effective July 1. Reporting directly to Rebecca Liebert, senior vice president, automotive coatings, Jones will be responsible for leading PPG’s global procurement team, processes and strategy. In addition, he will be tasked with optimizing the organization’s worldwide supplier base of purchased raw materials, goods and services spanning numerous categories and regions.

James T. “JT” Jones

Jones joins PPG from Celanese, a global chemical and specialty materials company, where he was vice president, global raw material procurement. In that role, Jones aligned the procurement team and processes to more closely match each of the businesses go-to-market models and growth strategies. In addition, he led a global cost-savings initiative that exceeded productivity targets by more than 35%. Prior to this role, Jones held multiple leadership roles in global profit & loss (“P&L”) management, including Celanese’s global Acetic Acid business line, business development and investor relations at Celanese. He also previously worked for Accenture as a senior manager, strategy and business architecture; Hercules, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in sales and sales leadership; and International Paper Corporation, where he began his career in sales.

Jones earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.

About PPG Industries

At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit


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Source: PPG Industries, Inc.