Executive-in-Residence: Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Strategy
Dave retired from PPG Industries, Inc. on September 1, 2011 as Global Director, Finance and Business Development, Performance Coatings, and Business Controller, Coatings.
Following eight years with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), and achieving the position of audit manager, Dave joined PPG as an internal audit manager in 1985. He was named manager of financial accounting in 1986 and became glass segment manager of managerial accounting in 1990. Dave was named flat glass business finance manager in 1993, and controller for the glass business in 1994. He later received added controller responsibilities for PPG's fiberglass and chemicals businesses. Dave became director of corporate development in mid-2000, and was named vice president, corporate development, later that year. He was elected vice president, automotive replacement glass in 2001, and served in that role until moving into his last position in June 2005, where he also had responsibilities for the coating's controllership function.