PITTSBURGH -- PPG Industries has appointed Stephen T. Lampe Vice President, Purchasing and Distribution, effective July 1. He is currently PPG's Global Raw Materials Director. In his new position, Lampe will continue to be based at PPG's headquarters in Pittsburgh and will report directly to J. Rich Alexander, Senior Vice President, Performance Coatings.
Lampe began his career with PPG in 1978 as Senior Auditor and progressed through several auditing assignments until 1987, when he became a Purchasing Specialist for PPG's glass businesses. Following progressive positions within purchasing, Lampe was named Director, Finance and Business Development, for architectural coatings in 1994. He was appointed Director, General Purchasing, in 1998 and Controller, Coatings, in 2000. He was named to his current position in 2006.