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.
Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, announced it has initiated an information and consultation process with the Works Council of Trinseo Deutschland GmbH regarding the potential closure of its styrene monomer production site in Boehlen, Germany.
H.B. Fuller Company announced that Celeste Mastin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Jim Owens as H.B. Fuller’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 4, 2022. Upon assuming the role, Mastin will also join the Company’s Board of Directors, replacing Owens, who will be retiring.
New LyondellBasell CEO Peter Vanacker, who joined the company from Neste in May, today named his senior executive team and outlined organizational changes, including creation of a circular and low-carbon solutions business. All changes will be effective 1 October.