PPG has appointed Tom Maziarz as VP automotive refinish, Americas, effective 1 March succeeding Greg Benckart, who has announced his intention to retire from 1 July.

Maziarz, currently general manager, marketing and sales, automotive refinish, USCA, (US and Canada) joined PPG in 1993 and has progressed through a variety of sales management positions of increasing responsibility.

He served as director of sales for the company’s insurance and services business and held a variety of roles in PPG’s architectural coatings business, including vice president, stores and dealers, architectural coatings, US and Canada.

“Tom’s broad PPG knowledge, commercial acumen and ability to build deep customer relationships will serve him well in his new role,” said incoming PPG vice president, global automotive refinish, effective 1 March, 2020, Chancey Hagerty.

“We thank Greg for his many contributions over a fantastic 40-year career with PPG. He has combined outstanding marketing strategies, sales and people skills and has long been recognised for his ability to develop long-standing relationships among key stakeholders across the automotive refinish industry.”