PITTSBURGH — PPG has appointed Amy Ericson Senior Vice President, Packaging Coatings, effective July 16. Ericson will also be responsible for the specialty coatings and materials business unit, and corporate strategy function. Reporting directly to PPG Chairman and CEO, Michael H. McGarry, she will become a member of the operating committee.

Ken West, Current Vice President, Packaging Coatings, will become General Manager, Global Business Services, effective Aug. 1. In this new leadership role, West will establish a Global Business Services network – a change designed to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of functions and operations that can be shared across businesses.

Ericson joins PPG from SUEZ Chemical Monitoring and Solutions, where she served as President. SUEZ acquired GE's Water Business in 2017, where she served as President. Prior to the GE and SUEZ roles, she had a long career with Alstom, a world leader in energy and integrated transport systems. Her most recent role at Alstom was President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. operations.