PPG Appoints Kenny Vice President, Corporate
October 27, 2009
Industries has appointed Patrick J. Kenny vice president, corporate
marketing, effective November 1. He will continue to be based at
the company's global headquarters and will report directly to J.
Rich Alexander, PPG senior vice president, performance coatings.
In this role, Kenny will be responsible for corporate marketing
and growth initiatives, government selling programs, market-facing
growth initiatives and marketing/sales competency development. He
is currently PPG general manager, corporate marketing and construction
Kenny joined PPG in 1980 and progressed through various project
management, sales management and marketing positions in the flat
glass, commercial products and construction contracting businesses.
He moved to Hong Kong in 1989 as managing director for a PPG glass
joint venture and was promoted to global marketing manager, flat
glass, in 1993.
In 1999, Kenny became global director of marketing, flat glass,
and in 2003, he was appointed business director of the newly-created,
cross-business construction market team. He assumed additional responsibility
for leading PPG's corporate marketing and growth initiatives in
"Pat has helped move our corporate growth agenda forward with
specific marketing initiatives, as part of the current growth initiative
staff, and he is well qualified to lead this function," Alexander
Kenny earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the Kelley School
of Business, Indiana University. He also earned an executive master
of business administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
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