PPG Industries UK, the world leading paint and coatings company, have announced the appointment of Mike Walsh as the new UK & Ireland Marketing Manager effective from 1st January 2019.

Reporting to PPG’s UK & Ireland Market Director David Heal, Mike brings considerable knowledge and expertise to the role and will be an instrumental player in driving strategic growth for the UK and Ireland Refinish business unit. 

Mike joined PPG in October 2000, starting his career as a Production Planner and moving through different roles in the Supply Chain and manufacturing divisions. In 2007 Mike moved into the UK Refinish Marketing team as Collision Product Manager and quickly assumed product management responsibility for all products. In 2010 he moved back into the Supply Chain division and then progressed onto the role of Plant Manager in Stowmarket. Mike will commence as the new Marketing Manager on 1st January 2019.

David Heal, Market Director, comments; “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Walsh as the new UK and Ireland Marketing Manager. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, with strong product knowledge and a key understanding of our business and industry. The team are thrilled to have Mike onboard and I have no doubt that he will excel and succeed in his new role”.

Mike Walsh comments on his new position; “I am extremely excited to be re-joining our successful Refinish business in the UK & Ireland and working with the team to deliver premium and impactful marketing strategies to support PPG’s vision of being our customers first choice every time. I am looking forward to meeting customers, old and new, and for what 2019 will bring!”