Jeff Oravitz Joins PPG’s Executive Team

Following the company’s acquisition of MetoKote, PPG has named Jeff Oravitz as vice president of the firm’s coatings services & president of PPG-MetoKote.

Pittsburgh—Global paints and coatings manufacturer PPG has appointed Jeff Oravitz, previously CEO of MetoKote, as vice president of PPG coatings services & president of PPG-MetoKote. In his new role, Oravitz will be reporting directly to Viktor Sekmakas, PPG executive vice president. On July 6, PPG announced that it had completed its acquisition of MetoKote.

Jeff Oravitz
Jeff Oravitz

Oravitz joined MetoKote in 2005 as vice president, and in 2011 he was elected president & CEO. Prior to his tenure at MetoKote, he worked at PPG for 20 years in a variety of roles in several coatings businesses.

Oravitz will manage the PPG coatings services group, with more than 1,500 employees globally, from the PPG-MetoKote headquarters in Lima, Ohio. PPG-MetoKote applies coatings to customers’ manufactured parts and assembled products, providing coatings services on site within customer manufacturing locations as well as at regional service centers throughout North America and Europe.

The company is headquartered in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries, with reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015. PPG serves customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets.

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