PPG has appointed LG Tackett as VP, global operations, industrial segment, effective 9 August.
Reporting to EVP, Rebecca Liebert, Tackett will be responsible for leading the company’s industrial segment global manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, asset management and continuous improvement activities.
Tackett joins PPG from DuPont where he was VP, integrated operations, water and protection business, responsible for manufacturing technology, environmental health and safety (EHS), integrated operations planning, continuous improvement and capital deployment.
Prior to the role, Tackett led Valspar’s coatings operations, where he delivered multiple expansion projects and safety improvements and was a member of the senior leadership team, which drove re-engineered sales and operations planning processes.
Before Valspar, Tackett led operations and technology at Aleris International’s recycle and specification alloy division, where he was the first VP of global manufacturing for the division.
In the role, he implemented and improved manufacturing and technology work processes.
Tackett spent 15 years of his career at Celanese, starting as a maintenance supervisor and reliability engineer and advancing through multiple EHS and manufacturing leadership roles of increasing responsibility, before becoming VP of manufacturing for Celanese’s advanced engineering materials division.