SYLMAR, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) aerospace business has named Mark Cancilla global platform director for coatings and Brent Wright global platform director for transparencies, succeeding Cancilla.
Cancilla began his PPG career in 1985 at the company’s Pittsburgh headquarters as a glass engineer, then held engineering and program management assignments. He joined PPG’s aerospace transparencies business in 1998 as senior sales account manager at the Seattle regional office and moved to the Huntsville, Ala., transparencies facility in 2001 as manager of product design, development and quality. Cancilla became global business manager for aerospace transparencies the following year and global manager for commercial aerospace transparencies in 2006, when PPG acquired Sierracin/Sylmar Corp. and integrated its operations. He was named global platform director for transparencies in 2010. As global platform director for coatings, Cancilla succeeds Brian Roberson, who has relocated to join PPG’s architectural coatings business in Australia. A West Mifflin, Pa., native, Cancilla earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s in engineering management from the University of Pittsburgh.
For more than two decades, Wright has advanced through procurement, program management, marketing and business development roles in the aircraft transparencies industry. He joined Sierracin/Sylmar Corp. as military transparencies marketing manager in 2001, became platform business manager for military transparencies with PPG in 2007, and added responsibility for transparent armor business in 2010. Wright earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah and a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University.
PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies.
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