PITTSBURGH--December 7, 2012: PPG Industries today announced that James Stutelberg has joined the company as vice president, automotive OEM coatings, Americas, effective Dec. 1, reporting to Cynthia A. Niekamp, PPG senior vice president, automotive OEM coatings. He is based at the Troy, Mich., global headquarters of PPG's automotive OEM coatings business.
“We are pleased to have him join our automotive OEM coatings team as the business continues its growth in the Americas.”
"Jim brings a broad range of international business and leadership experience as well as a track record of success to PPG," Niekamp said. "We are pleased to have him join our automotive OEM coatings team as the business continues its growth in the Americas."
Stutelberg joins PPG from Dow Corning, where he was most recently vice president, global marketing and sales, with the company's Hemlock Semiconductor joint venture. He started there as a sales professional in 1996 and was quickly promoted to a marketing and channel management position. Stutelberg later became Americas-area commercial manager with responsibility for North and South America, gaining significant experience in Latin America. In 2004, he was promoted to Asia commercial manager, industrial lubricants and adhesives, and relocated to Shanghai to direct commercial activities for the business. Stutelberg ultimately gained oversight for all aspects of the business in the region, and he moved into specialty chemicals as new business program manager in 2006. In 2007 he became the Asia business director with complete profit-and-loss oversight for the region, and in 2009 Stutelberg returned to the United States to accept his most recent role. Prior to his tenure with Dow Corning, he was a sales professional with Ashland Inc. for two years.
Stutelberg earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a master of business administration (MBA) degree from Case Western Reserve University.