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Alexander of PPG's Coatings to Take Over Auto Aftermarket

J. Rich Alexander, senior vice president, coatings, will assume responsibility for the automotive aftermarket when Garry Goudy, senior vice president, automotive aftermarket, retires July 1. Alexander will become responsible for the automotive refinish, automotive replacement glass and insurance and services business units. In addition, Alexander will assume responsibility for Latin America and retain responsibility for PPG's aerospace and architectural coatings businesses.
Alexander's responsibilities for industrial coatings and Asia will move to William A. Wulfsohn, senior vice president, coatings, who will retain responsibility for automotive OEM and packaging coatings, and Europe. Wulfsohn will move to PPG's corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh.

Alexander joined PPG in 1978 as a sales representative in Detroit and held several sales and marketing positions before being named general manager of fiber glass electronics and specialty materials in 1996, and general manager, fiber glass reinforcements, in 1997. He was appointed global general manager, general industrial coatings, in 2000. Alexander then was elected vice president, industrial coatings, in 2002, and to his current position in April 2005.

Wulfsohn joined PPG as vice president, coatings, and managing director, PPG Europe, in 2003, and was appointed senior vice president, coatings, in 2005. Before PPG, Wulfsohn worked for Morton International in Chicago as vice president and general manager, automotive coatings; for Rohm & Haas in Chicago as vice president, automotive coatings business director; and for Honeywell in Richmond, Va., as vice president and general manager, nylon system.

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