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PPG announces executive appointment

March 3, 2016
Chemical Value Chain

PPG today announced Radhika Batra will join the company as vice president, purchasing and logistics, effective March 7. Steve Lampe, current PPG vice president, purchasing and logistics, has announced he will retire May 1.

Batra was previously vice president, global supply management, at BorgWarner Turbo Systems in Auburn Hills, Michigan. She also held executive-level positions in procurement at Owens-Illinois Inc. in Perrysburg, Ohio; Solutia Inc. in St. Louis; and Rohm and Haas Co. in Philadelphia. Batra earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Stella Maris College, India; a master’s degree in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras; a doctorate in organic chemistry at Columbia University in New York; and a Master of Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She is a “green belt” in Lean Six Sigma and earned Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certifications from the Institute for Supply Management in Arizona.

Source: PPG

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