PITTSBURGH — PPG Industries Inc. announced plans to combine its aircraft-transparency and aerospace coatings and sealants businesses to form a new business unit called Aerospace Products. Charles E. Bunch, executive vice president for Coatings, said the move will result in a “unified strategy” that will help create “greater value for the commercial, military and general-aviation industries we serve.”
Dennis Kovalsky, formerly vice president, Aerospace Coatings and Sealants, will lead the combined business as vice president, Aerospace Products.
PPG said it is the world’s biggest supplier of original-equipment and replacement aircraft windshields and windows. The company last year acquired PRC-DeSoto International, a major global supplier of coatings and sealants for the aircraft industry.