Kevin Braun named PPG's VP industrial coatings

PPG Industries has appointed Kevin Braun to its post of VP industrial coatings, a horizontal shift from his previous role as VP global raw materials and Americas purchasing.

“Kevin is a superb leader, who combines excellent product and manufacturing experience with a keen awareness of the industry and market trends,” said Viktor Sekmakas, executive VP, PPG.

Braun's new post, effective immediately, was enacted to replace Richard Zoulek, who left the company.

Braun has been with the company since 1991 and has served in several roles, including general manager of silica products and general manager of architectural coatings in Australia/New Zealand. Previous to his time with PPG, Braun worked with industrial coatings, fiber glass and architectural coatings.