PPG Industries

ppg.com

We work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets.

C-Suite On Deck

Responsive image

Q&A with Kolja Eikelmann, CMO & Head of Marketing at PPG Industries

MEDIA 7 | June 20, 2019

Kolja Eikelmann, CMO & Head of Marketing at PPG Industries is a forward thinking and result-driven Marketing expert with 20 years of experience in the FMCG marketing industry.  In this Q&A, Kolja shares his unique marketing experiences and gives us interesting insights about PPG Industries, a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, and specialty materials which is driving innovation, sustainability and color in the industry. MEDIA 7: What inspired you to get into Marketing? KOLJA EIKELMANN: I wouldn’t be able to say when I first realised marketing was the path for me, but I think it’s been evident my whole life that I’m interested in the diversity that marketing allows. Since childhood, I have always been so fascinated with the details of a product, no matter what it is. I have an endless sense of curiosity and I think that was the major driving factor for me to enter the world of marketing. I realised marketing might be for me when I discovered the unique opportunity it offers to be involved in all spectrums of the business; not just advertising, but also in creating solutions and analysing outcomes. The overarching goal is always to make a real difference and help people in their daily lives, and marketing allows you to both be a part of the solution as well as a witness to the outcomes. My job with PPG is very colourful – just like my company! Within my one job title I get to explore innovation, creativity and analysis. This variety has always been appealing to me. M7: You have an exemplary marketing experience of more than 20 years in the FMCG industry. How have the marketing dynamics changed over these years and what tactics do you feel modern marketers should adopt, to survive in this competitive world? KE: As you would expect of any industry in the 21st century, marketing is constantly changing and increasi

Read More

Events

Related News

PPG LAUNCHES PAINTS WITH PURPOSE

PPG Industries | May 23, 2019

news image

PPG (NYSE: PPG) today launched its Paints with Purpose campaign, which will showcase the many unexpected applications of next-generation paint and coatings technologies. These include paints that can cool the temperature of asphalt on a hot day to protect a puppy’s sensitive paws; coatings that can absorb sound or help reduce pollution; paint that helps self-driving cars see; and stain that can be applied even on a cold, wet day. “When people talk about painting, they’re typica...

Read More

PPG NAMES VP ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS FOR U.S., CANADA

PPG Industries | May 02, 2019

news image

PPG has named Jaime Irick as vice president, architectural coatings for the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Irick will succeed Dave Cole who will retire effective July 31, the company said. PPG’s architectural coatings include consumer paint brands such as Glidden, Olympic and PPG Paints. Mr. Irick was formerly president of the Life Fitness Division of Brunswick Corp., which makes commercial fitness equipment, and previously worked at General Electric Co. in several executive roles. Mr. Cole has spen...

Read More

PPG INTRODUCES PPG SOLARON BLUE PROTECTION UV+ BLOCKING TECHNOLOGY FOR AIRCRAFT WINDOWS

PPG Industries | June 13, 2019

news image

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has developed breakthrough technology for aircraft windows that significantly blocks harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and high-energy visible (HEV) light to help protect aircrews, passengers and aircraft interiors from solar radiation. PPG windows with PPG SOLARON BLUE PROTECTION™ UV+ blocking technology block 99% of UVA and UVB radiation and more than 50% of HEV (blue) light. “UV radiation exposure increases about 11% for every 3,300-foot (1,...

Read More

KEPPEL OFFSHORE & MARINE RECEIVES LLOYD'S REGISTER CERTIFICATION TO 3D PRINT OFFSHORE GRADE STEEL PARTS

Keppel Offshore & Marine, Lloyd's Register | January 14, 2020

news image

Keppel Offshore & Marine has received Lloyd’s Register LR Certification to additively manufacture offshore grade steel with a 3D printing technology from Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology SIMTech. The certification was granted after assessing Keppel O&M’s production processes, from design to post-processing and testing. Partnering with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore NTU Singapore and SIMTech’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research A*STAR...

Read More
news image

PPG LAUNCHES PAINTS WITH PURPOSE

PPG Industries | May 23, 2019

PPG (NYSE: PPG) today launched its Paints with Purpose campaign, which will showcase the many unexpected applications of next-generation paint and coatings technologies. These include paints that can cool the temperature of asphalt on a hot day to protect a puppy’s sensitive paws; coatings that can absorb sound or help reduce pollution; paint that helps self-driving cars see; and stain that can be applied even on a cold, wet day. “When people talk about painting, they’re typica...

Read More
news image

PPG NAMES VP ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS FOR U.S., CANADA

PPG Industries | May 02, 2019

PPG has named Jaime Irick as vice president, architectural coatings for the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Irick will succeed Dave Cole who will retire effective July 31, the company said. PPG’s architectural coatings include consumer paint brands such as Glidden, Olympic and PPG Paints. Mr. Irick was formerly president of the Life Fitness Division of Brunswick Corp., which makes commercial fitness equipment, and previously worked at General Electric Co. in several executive roles. Mr. Cole has spen...

Read More
news image

PPG INTRODUCES PPG SOLARON BLUE PROTECTION UV+ BLOCKING TECHNOLOGY FOR AIRCRAFT WINDOWS

PPG Industries | June 13, 2019

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has developed breakthrough technology for aircraft windows that significantly blocks harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and high-energy visible (HEV) light to help protect aircrews, passengers and aircraft interiors from solar radiation. PPG windows with PPG SOLARON BLUE PROTECTION™ UV+ blocking technology block 99% of UVA and UVB radiation and more than 50% of HEV (blue) light. “UV radiation exposure increases about 11% for every 3,300-foot (1,...

Read More
news image

KEPPEL OFFSHORE & MARINE RECEIVES LLOYD'S REGISTER CERTIFICATION TO 3D PRINT OFFSHORE GRADE STEEL PARTS

Keppel Offshore & Marine, Lloyd's Register | January 14, 2020

Keppel Offshore & Marine has received Lloyd’s Register LR Certification to additively manufacture offshore grade steel with a 3D printing technology from Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology SIMTech. The certification was granted after assessing Keppel O&M’s production processes, from design to post-processing and testing. Partnering with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore NTU Singapore and SIMTech’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research A*STAR...

Read More

Resources

Events

C-Suite On Deck

Responsive image

Q&A with Kolja Eikelmann, CMO & Head of Marketing at PPG Industries

MEDIA 7 | June 20, 2019

Kolja Eikelmann, CMO & Head of Marketing at PPG Industries is a forward thinking and result-driven Marketing expert with 20 years of experience in the FMCG marketing industry.  In this Q&A, Kolja shares his unique marketing experiences and gives us interesting insights about PPG Industries, a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, and specialty materials which is driving innovation, sustainability and color in the industry. MEDIA 7: What inspired you to get into Marketing? KOLJA EIKELMANN: I wouldn’t be able to say when I first realised marketing was the path for me, but I think it’s been evident my whole life that I’m interested in the diversity that marketing allows. Since childhood, I have always been so fascinated with the details of a product, no matter what it is. I have an endless sense of curiosity and I think that was the major driving factor for me to enter the world of marketing. I realised marketing might be for me when I discovered the unique opportunity it offers to be involved in all spectrums of the business; not just advertising, but also in creating solutions and analysing outcomes. The overarching goal is always to make a real difference and help people in their daily lives, and marketing allows you to both be a part of the solution as well as a witness to the outcomes. My job with PPG is very colourful – just like my company! Within my one job title I get to explore innovation, creativity and analysis. This variety has always been appealing to me. M7: You have an exemplary marketing experience of more than 20 years in the FMCG industry. How have the marketing dynamics changed over these years and what tactics do you feel modern marketers should adopt, to survive in this competitive world? KE: As you would expect of any industry in the 21st century, marketing is constantly changing and increasi

Read More