PPG packaging announces new leadership team

Expanding our team to remain the integrated performance and sustainability partner that the can making industry trusts.

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PPG packaging coatings has announced leadership team updates to meet the dynamic can making industry’s needs. 

“We are constantly evaluating how best to staff our teams to ensure we’re the standard of excellence for global can coatings,” said Amy Ericson, PPG senior vice president, Packaging Coatings. “We’re expanding our leadership team to remain the integrated performance and sustainability partner that the can making industry trusts.”

Leadership team updates include:

Marcio Grossman’s role as the PPG general manager of Latin America South and Packaging Coatings Latin America (LATAM) has expanded to include the US and Canada (USCA) region. Grossman is responsible for developing and executing both the LATAM and USCA strategic plans that drive sales and profitable growth in this position. He reports to Ericson. With 30 years of industry and international experience, he has served in various roles at global companies in the chemical, automotive and food industries.

Benjamin Jo was promoted to PPG senior director of global packaging strategic accounts. Jo now leads the global key strategic accounts team in this newly created position to deliver long-term, profitable growth and customer satisfaction with top strategic customers. Jo will serve on the global packaging leadership team and report to Ericson.

Jenica Eisenbach was named the new PPG global packaging technical service director. In this position, Eisenbach has already begun leading efforts to globalize the technical service organization’s processes and procedures, enhance the team’s offerings and champion digital technologies to create and evidence real customer value. Eisenbach reports to Ericson and the Packaging Technical Service team reports to her.

Anurag Raj joined as the PPG customer sustainability business partner, Packaging Coatings. Raj will be responsible for leading and supporting PPG and its customers’ sustainability targets. In addition, he will proactively work with commercial, product management and technical functions to explore areas of innovation that drive greater sustainable benefits for PPG products, services and customers. He reports to the PPG global director of customer sustainability.

Katie Polk was promoted to PPG global account director, Packaging Coatings, focused on supporting our global relationship with Ball Corporation metal packaging business. Katie has held various sales and marketing roles in PPG's architectural coatings business dating back to 2005. Most recently, she supported some of our largest US-based retail paint customers, including Lowe’s, BMR, Kent and Amazon.

 Lauren (Sawyer) Ward was promoted to the position of global finance director, packaging coatings, SCM, and manufacturing. This expanded role includes accountability for financial oversight of the specialty coatings and materials (SCM) business unit and the industrial segment manufacturing financial team in addition to her current role as finance director, packaging coatings.

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