AGRR Magazine

PPG's Goudy to Retire

Garry A. Goudy, senior vice president, automotive aftermarket, announced today his retirement July 1, after 36 years with PPG Industries.

(J. Rich Alexander, senior vice president, coatings, will assume responsibility for the automotive aftermarket upon Goudy's retirement. See following item.)

Goudy joined PPG's Canadian subsidiary in 1970 as a sales and marketing trainee in Toronto and held several sales assignments. He was appointed Toronto regional sales manager in 1976, and later was national jobber manager, Ontario/Maritimes glass manager, flat glass sales manager, general manager of flat glass sales, and general manager of commercial products and distribution for Canada.

Goudy moved to PPG's Pittsburgh headquarters in 1988 as general manager of North American glass branch distribution. He then moved up the corporate ladder progressing from general manager of North American flat glass sales and marketing, general manager of North American glass trade products and general manager of automotive replacement glass. He was named vice president, automotive replacement glass, in 1997; vice president, automotive refinish, in 2001; vice president, automotive aftermarket, in 2004; and to his current position in 2005.

"Garry not only consistently produced strong financial performance, but he positioned us for success, especially in the automotive aftermarket," said Charles E. Bunch, chairman and chief executive officer of the Pittsburgh-based glass manufacturer. "Garry's people skills, his deep knowledge of the business and his direct, practical approach have served PPG well. He has made a significant impact on our company."

A native of Meaford, Ont., Goudy is a business administration graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and completed marketing and business management programs at the University of Western Ontario.

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