PITTSBURGH – PPG Industries has announced that Cynthia A. Niekamp has joined the company as Vice President, Automotive Coatings. She is based at the company's Troy, MI, automotive technology center and reports directly to William A. Wulfsohn, Senior Vice President, Coatings. Niekamp joins PPG from BorgWarner Inc., where she led the global TorqTransfer Systems business.