PPG has appointed Rodolfo Ramirez as general manager of its Global Packaging Coatings business, effective April 1. Ramirez was formerly the general manager, of global coatings services, in PPG’s Industrial Coatings business. In his new role, he will provide global strategic and operational leadership for the Packaging Coatings business, assuming that responsibility from Amy Ericson, who has moved to a new role in PPG’s Protective and Marine Coatings business.
Ramirez will partner with customers to build strong relationships while driving innovative solutions for reliable and sustainable internal coatings and brilliant external coatings across the Beverage, Food, and Personal Care segments.
“I am very pleased to welcome Rodolfo to this important role,” said Kevin Braun, senior vice president - global Industrial Coatings segment, PPG. “With his strong commercial background, knowledge of packaging coatings, rich history of managing large global accounts, and his demonstrated leadership capabilities, he is well positioned to lead the business forward toward continued success.”
Ramirez began his career at PPG in 2003 in the Automotive OEM business in Mexico. He advanced through roles in Automotive OEM, Packaging coating, and Industrial Coatings in both Latin America and the U.S. before assuming his most recent role in coatings services in 2021. He holds a B.S. in industrial and manufacturing engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico.
“I am looking forward to working with industry stakeholders to deliver sustainable solutions to the packaging industry and showing the industry how capable PPG is of creating mutual value through innovation,” said Ramirez.