PPG Hires Tackett as Vice President, Global Operations for its Industrial Segment

Prior to joining PPG as a vice president, Tackett held various executive positions at DuPont and Valspar.

PPG (NYSE: PPG), which is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, announced on Tuesday that it has named LG Tackett as vice president, global operations for its industrial segment. Starting August 9, Tackett will report to Executive Vice President Rebecca Liebert.

Tackett will be responsible for leading the company’s industrial global manufacturing, supply chain, engineering and asset management segments as well as its continuous improvement activities.

Prior to PPG, Tackett was vice president, integrated operations, water and protection business for DuPont. He was responsible for manufacturing technology, environmental health and safety (EHS), integrated operations planning, continuous improvement, and capital deployment.

Before joining DuPont, Tackett led Valspar’s coatings operations where he delivered multiple expansion projects and safety improvements and was a member of the senior leadership team that drove reengineered sales and operations planning processes.

Prior to Valspar, Tackett led operations and technology at Aleris International’s recycle and specification alloy division, where he was the first vice president of global manufacturing for the division.

Tackett spent 15 years at Celanese, beginning as a maintenance supervisor and reliability engineer before becoming vice president of manufacturing for Celanese’s advanced engineering materials division. He also completed expatriate assignments in Germany and China, which included serving as general manager of the company’s Nanjing, China site. He started his career with PPG in 1993 in New Martinsville, West Virginia

Tackett earned Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University.

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