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PPG names Behmlander, Stamm aerospace general managers; Morris to retire

Friday, June 9, 2017 6:00 pm EDT


SYLMAR, Calif.

PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced it has named Tim Behmlander aerospace general manager for the Americas and Reiner Stamm to succeed him as aerospace general manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Behmlander replaces Dave Morris, who retires July 1 as aerospace vice president and general manager for the Americas after nearly 50 years in the aerospace industry.

In their new positions, Behmlander continues as a member of PPG’s aerospace leadership team, and Stamm joins both the company’s aerospace and EMEA-region leadership teams.

Behmlander began his PPG career in 1994 at the Troy, Michigan, automotive technical center, holding posts in the company’s automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings business before joining its aerospace business. After serving as regional business manager for the northeast U.S. and then for the southwest U.S. and Mexico, he became aerospace general manager for the EMEA region and India in 2013. Behmlander earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Michigan State University.

Stamm joined PPG in 2000 as business manager for the aerospace application support center in Hamburg, Germany, and then moved to the company’s automotive OEM coatings business, where he most recently served as market director for the north and east EMEA region. He previously worked for Valspar Corp., and he earned an MBA from City University of Seattle and a diploma and a Ph.D. thesis in organic chemistry from Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany.

Morris began his career in 1970 at the John Blair Company in Columbus, Ohio, becoming its president before moving in 1989 to Products Research Corp., which later became PRC-DeSoto International. He joined PPG with the acquisition of PRC-DeSoto in 1999, was promoted to aerospace vice president in 2003, and was named vice president and general manager for the Americas for PPG’s aerospace business in 2007.

PPG’s global aerospace business offers coatings, sealants, transparencies, packaging and application systems, and transparent armor, as well as chemical management and other services. For more information, visit www.ppgaerospace.com.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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