PPG names Barry N. Gillespie as Vice President, Aerospace Products

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it had named Barry N. Gillespie to the position of vice president, aerospace products.Gillespie was formerly president, actuation systems, for Smiths Aerospace, Los Angeles, until its recent acquisition by General Electric.

Prior to Smiths, he was a vice president and general manager for several of Eaton Corporation’s aerospace businesses, including electro-mechanical systems, actuator and controls, and hydraulics. From 1991 to 1999, Gillespie rose through positions of increasing responsibility with Allied Signal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe.

“Barry brings broad knowledge of the aerospace industry, based on his extensive experience as a supplier to the commerical and military aerospace market,” said J. Rich Alexander, senior vice president, coatings. “He has experience with mergers and acquisitions, and he comes to us well-qualified to take on new growth initiatives in our aerospace business.”

David P. Morris, former vice president, aerospace, will take on the role of vice president, aerospace coatings & sealants, and will focus on building this particular segment of the business.

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