PPG Industries has announced the following corporate appointments:
Denise R. Cade, corporate counsel, securities and finance, and assistant secretary, has been named assistant general counsel and secretary. In this new role, she adds duties as corporate secretary to her responsibilities for securities, corporate governance, finance and treasury matters. Cade became corporate counsel, securities and finance, in 2007, previously serving as corporate counsel, glass and fiber glass, and as primary counsel for corporate development. Prior to joining PPG in 2005, Cade was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Shaw Pittman LLP. She is a graduate of Marquette University and earned her law degree from Georgetown University.
Regis W. Becker, global director, security and compliance, has been appointed chief compliance officer, adding responsibility for PPG’s worldwide Export Control Compliance Program to his global security and compliance responsibilities. He joined PPG in 1992 as director of corporate security and workers compensation in the environment, health and safety (EHS) function, moving to the law department in 1998 as corporate director, security and compliance, and then becoming global director, security and compliance, in 2002. Becker began his career in law enforcement working in the Allegheny County (Pa.) District Attorney’s Office and as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and the Duquesne University School of Law.
Both Cade and Becker will continue to report to James C. Diggs, senior vice president and general counsel.
Pittsburgh-based PPG (ppg.com) is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).
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