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HEINZE TO HEAD PPG CHEMICALS GROUP

 HEINZE TO HEAD PPG CHEMICALS GROUP
 PITTSBURGH, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG)


today announced the election of Peter R. Heinze as group vice president, chemicals, to head PPG's global chemicals business, effective Aug. 1.
 He will also be a member of the company's management committee.
 Associated with BASF Corp. for 23 years, Heinze has been president of the Chemical Division of BASF (U.S.), Parsippany, N.J., since 1988. He succeeds Richard M. Rompala, elected PPG group vice president, coatings and resins, earlier this year.
 Heinze, 50, was born in Gotha, Germany, and received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Goettingen. He was assistant professor there while obtaining master's and doctorate degrees in chemistry, and joined BASF in 1969 as a research chemist at Ludwigshafen, Germany.
 After market research and development assignments at Ludwigshafen and Parsippany from 1972 to 1976, Heinze held plant, sales and marketing management posts in Germany. He returned to BASF (U.S.) in Parsippany in 1983 as director of intermediates, becoming group vice president, intermediates, two years later.
 He has been active in the Chemical Manufacturers Association, most recently as a member of the Executive Committee of its board of directors.
 Heinze and his wife, Theresa, will relocate to Pittsburgh from Morristown, N.J.
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 /EDITORS: Heinze is pronounced "hein-zeh."/
 /CONTACT: John S. Ruch of PPG Industries, 412-434-2445/
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