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.
The separation is expected to be completed by early Q3, following the receipt of all relevant approvals, including final Board approval. Nouryon intends to reduce its own debt with proceeds received from a planned external financing by Nobian.
Trinseo became a producer of the resin when it acquired Arkema’s PMMA business. It announced that it closed on the €1.14bn deal earlier this month.
As part of the EU’s Single-Use Plastic Directive (SUPD), it will become mandatory for caps and lids to remain attached to all beverage containers up to three liters in capacity from 2024.