He replaces Mark Fanelli, who retired from the position June 1.
Seeton, who joined PPG in 2003, most recently served as sales manager, performance glazings, where he oversaw sales in the eastern United States. Prior to joining PPG, Seeton was the divisional sales manager for Pella Corp. in Pittsburgh. He began his career at PPG as national accounts manager, window and door.
In a related announcement, Glenn Davis was appointed to Seeton’s former post as sales manager, performance glazings. He will be responsible for sales in the eastern United States and for managing a residential insulating glass unit fabrication facility in Allentown, Pa. Davis joined PPG in 1983 and was most recently director of sales leadership in the corporate growth department.
Seeton and Davis are both graduates of the Pennsylvania State University. Seeton has a bachelor of science degree in marketing. Davis holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a master of business administration degree from Kent State University.
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.