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PPG Appoints John Stephenson as Director, Acquisition Integration

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PPG announced that John Stephenson, current business controller, industrial coatings, has been promoted to director, acquisition integration. In this new global role, Stephenson reports to Michael McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive officer.

John Stephenson

Stephenson is responsible for the overall integration of PPG acquisitions. He will work to prioritize and achieve project goals, plans and key actions; assure integration plans meet PPG’s standards for operational excellence; and deliver strategic synergies. He will also serve as the integration leader for the recently announced Tikkurila acquisition, subject to close.

Stephenson brings a proven track record in a wide range of business unit and functional roles, and has played leadership roles in a number of key PPG acquisitions. Since joining PPG in 1985, he has held finance leadership positions in all PPG industrial segment businesses, and PPG’s global architectural coatings business. His experience includes corporate oversight of financial analysis, financial reporting and audit services.

Stephenson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and earned a master of business administration (“MBA”) degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

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 $13.8 billion in 2020. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mark Silvey – Corporate Communications – – (412) 434-3046

Source: PPG Industries, Inc.