PPG has appointed Vincent Robin as VP, global automotive coatings, effective 1 November, 2021.

Robin, who currently serves as president, Asia Pacific region and VP, automotive coatings, Asia, will continue to report to PPG EVP, Rebecca Liebert and will join the company’s operating committee.

“Vincent’s deep knowledge of the global automotive industry, experience in high-growth markets and proven leadership capabilities will be invaluable for PPG’s automotive coatings business,” said Liebert.

“PPG remains committed to developing innovative, sustainable solutions that advance the future of mobility and enable our automotive customers to accelerate the rollout of electric vehicles.

“With his years of experience in the automotive industry, Vincent understands first-hand the importance of partnering with customers to meet their evolving needs.”

Robin will be responsible for leading the global automotive coatings business through the development of a growth-focused commercial strategy. He will also lead the global rollout and execution strategy for PPG’s automotive mobility initiatives, which focus on the development of a pipeline aimed at electric, autonomous, connected and shared vehicles.

Robin started his career with PPG in 1987 and moved through positions of increasing responsibility in the automotive business. He relocated to Shanghai in 2010 as VP, automotive coatings, Asia Pacific and was instrumental in growing and strengthening the business in the region.

In 2019, Robin expanded his responsibilities to include oversight of all functions in the Asia Pacific region as president, Asia Pacific.