PPG has appointed Thomas Li as VP, automotive coatings, Asia Pacific, effective 1 December, 2021, among a raft of management updates.

Reporting to Vincent Robin, PPG VP, global automotive coatings and president, PPG Asia Pacific, Li will be responsible for leading the automotive coatings business in the Asia Pacific region.

Since joining PPG in 2009, Li has moved through positions of increasing responsibility within PPG’s automotive business. Prior to joining PPG, Li held positions with several organisations in the automotive industry, including Visteon and Michelin.

Emmanuelle Guerin, currently PPG general manager, global auto parts, will become VP, automotive coatings, global auto parts.

She will continue to report to Robin and remain based in Rolle, Switzerland.

Additionally, her global team will collaborate with automotive OEM tier suppliers, commercial vehicle OEMs (excluding North America) and mobility/electric vehicle suppliers throughout the tier chain. Guerin joined PPG in 2016 and most recently led the formation of the new global auto parts business segment.

Xiaobing Nie, currently PPG GM, industrial coatings, Greater China, will become VP, industrial coatings, China and global consumer products and GM, PPG China.

Nie will report to both Robin and Kevin Braun, VP, global industrial coatings and remain based in Shanghai, China. She will have responsibility to strengthen regional collaboration and deliver organic growth, leveraging PPG’s product capabilities across China.

Nie joined PPG in 2021 from DuPont’s Asia Pacific Shelter division after holding several commercial and marketing positions with DuPont during the prior 14 years.

Earlier in her career, she worked for Huawei in Brazil and China.