PITTSBURGH — PPG has announced the appointment of Robert King as vice president, global operations, industrial segment, effective Dec. 9. Reporting to Rebecca Liebert, PPG executive vice president, King is now responsible for leading the company’s industrial segment global manufacturing, supply chain, engineering and asset management, and continuous improvement activities.
King was previously vice president, global supply chain, at Nutrien, a $12 billion agricultural products and services company. He was responsible for manufacturing, environmental health & safety (EHS), integrated business planning, transportation, distribution and logistics, indirect procurement, and fleet operations. Most recently, King led an enterprise SAP implementation for the business.
Prior to this role, King led Nutrien’s B2C retail distribution business, including 1,500 employees and 120 retail centers. He joined Agrium (rebranded as Nutrien following a 2018 merger) in 2012 as vice president, nitrogen operations and services. King spent the first 18 years of his career at Celanese, beginning as an engineer and progressing through supply chain and manufacturing leadership roles, including assignments in the United Kingdom and China. During this time, King was the general manager for the company’s Nanjing, China site, Celanese’s largest multi-business manufacturing complex.
King earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University. He also earned his Certified Black Belt and Master Black Belt Six Sigma Certifications.