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appointments  
Craig Jordan, who re-  
tired February 28.  
Jordan joined PPG in coatings, takes the place of Werner  
1989 as human re- Baer, who retired March 1.  
Caruso, previously director of infor-  
mation technology,global architectural  
PPG Industries has appointed Hervé  
Tiberghien vice presi-  
dent of human resources  
and Chris Caruso vice  
president of information  
technology.  
sources manager for the  
Baer joined PPG in 2002 and has  
company’s former chlor- overseen the development and imple-  
alkali plant in Natrium, mentation of a number of industry-  
W.Va., and progressed leading global IT platforms at PPG  
through numerous man- and the IT integration of several com-  
agement roles prior to plex acquisitions, according to the  
Tiberghien was previ- Chris  
ously senior director of Caruso  
global human re-  
Hervé  
Tiberghien sources, and replaces assuming his current position in 2010. company.  
Also at PPG, Jean-  
Marie Greindl was  
named senior vice pres-  
ident of global architec-  
tural coatings and  
president of PPG Eu-  
rope, Middle East and  
Jean-Marie Africa (EMEA). He will  
cover all architectural  
coatings activities in  
Quanex Building Products appointed Chris Alderson as the man-  
aging director for its Edgetech UK business unit. Prior to this posi-  
tion, Alderson worked as Bostik’s European Business Director,  
Assembly Solutions.  
Alderson was with Bostik Europe for nearly 20 years, holding  
positions in sales, operations and executive management.  
In addition, John Ryba was appointed technical service man-  
ager for the Quanex Building Products technical service team.  
His experience includes plant manager and director of opera-  
tion roles, as well as ownership of a window company.  
Chris  
Alderson  
Greindl  
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well as the U.S. and Canada, and will  
oversee business in the EMEA region.  
He is currently vice president, auto-  
motive coatings, EMEA, and presi-  
dent, PPG EMEA.  
Ram Vadlamannati  
will become senior vice  
president, protective and  
marine coatings and cor-  
porate development, and  
will continue to oversee  
the corporate informa-  
tion technology function  
Ram  
Vadlamannati in addition to assuming  
oversight of PPG’s strate-  
gic planning and corporate development  
function.Vadlamannati is currently vice  
president,architectural coatings,EMEA.  
Tim Knavish, cur-  
rently PPG vice presi-  
dent of global protective  
and marine coatings,  
was named senior vice  
president of automotive  
coatings, He will con-  
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Tim  
Knavish  
tinue to oversee the  
company’s Latin Amer-  
ica operations and its  
corporate environment, health and  
safety function.  
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Jason Graham was promoted to  
branch manager of Wheaton Sprague  
Building Envelope’s Minnesota office.  
Graham, a civil engineer who special-  
izes in the curtainwall and glazing in-  
dustry, has been with the company  
since 2011.  
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A C H I E V E Y O U R V I S I O N  
associations  
Laura Biason has been appointed director of the Italian  
association of suppliers of machinery, ac-  
cessories and special products for glass  
processing (Gimav) and the international  
trade show Vitrum.  
Named deputy director of Gimav in May  
2014, Biason immediately began working  
with former director Renata Gaffo in all  
areas required to manage the two Italian  
glass industry organizations.  
Laura  
Biason  
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Empirehouse since 2006. In his new position, he will over-  
see the project manager and drafting departments, as well  
as large projects.  
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Matt Welker was promoted to account  
manager for Southern Aluminum Finishing  
Co. (SAF). He is based in the company’s At-  
lanta headquarters and will be responsible  
for sales in the upper Midwest and South-  
east, including Georgia, Alabama, Florida,  
Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan and  
Wisconsin. In his new position, Welker will  
be the chief contact for contractor and dis-  
tributor sales of aluminum extrusions and  
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After 13 years with Southern Stretch Forming (SSF), in-  
dustry veteran Charles “Mickey” Michie will retire. In his  
place, Rob Seils was named national sales  
manager.  
This is a big transition for us,” says David  
Arthur,president of SSF.“It seems that Mickey  
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