Lightpath's Ripp Joins PPG Industries Board

Directors of PPG Industries have elected Robert Ripp a member of the company's board, effective March 1. He is chairman of Lightpath Technologies, a manufacturer of optical lens and module assemblies for the telecommunications sector.

Ripp, 61, was chairman and chief executive officer of electrical products company AMP Incorporated, until it was acquired in 1999. Ripp served as executive vice president, sales and marketing, and vice president and chief financial officer at AMP. Ripp earned a bachelor's degree from Iona College and a master's degree from New York University, both in economics.

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