PPG Refinish UK & Ireland Announces Transition of Leadership

PPG Refinish UK & Ireland announces the retirement of Mark Clarke, Automotive Refinish Director, UK & Ireland and the appointment of Richard Goode as Automotive Refinish Director, UK & Ireland.


After 45 years in the Vehicle Aftermarket, Mark Clarke has informed PPG of his intention to retire. Mark joined PPG in 2006 and has since held a series of successful business development and sales leadership roles within the Automotive Refinish business. In his current role as the Automotive Refinish Director, UK & Ireland, Mark has led an impressive sales recovery for the UK & Ireland through 2021. In the midst of pandemic and lower work volumes. We would like to thank Mark for his sustained engagement and contribution to the business. To ensure a smooth leadership transition, Mark will continue with PPG through the end of April.

Effective immediately, Richard Goode will assume the position of Automotive Refinish Director, UK & Ireland. Richard joined Automotive Refinish in November 2021 and has since supported a number of strategic projects within the business. Prior to joining the Automotive Refinish business, Richard held a variety of commercial leadership roles within PPG across the Industrial and Architectural businesses in the UK. With 20 years of coatings sales experience, Richard brings to the business a strong history of managing a diverse range of customer relationships and sales channels. Richard commented on his new appointment, “I’m really proud to be leading the UK&I Refinish team. I look forward to working with our valued customers and trusted distribution partners to build on our leading position in the UK market and provide paint solutions that set the standard for the industry”.

We wish Mark all the best for his retirement and welcome Richard in his new role.