Senior PPG attorney adds corporate secretary role
NYSE-listed paint company PPG has promoted Joe Gette to become vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, effective June 1.
Gette was previously assistant general counsel for M&A and securities. He continues to report to Anne Foulkes, senior vice president, general counsel and – until this month – corporate secretary.
In this new role, Gette takes over the corporate secretary responsibilities while continuing to provide oversight and support for the company’s global M&A activities, according to PPG. He also has oversight responsibility for securities, labor and employment and commercial legal activities for PPG’s US and Latin America, north and south regions.
Gette joined PPG in 2005 as an assistant counsel and has held roles of increasing responsibility in supporting several business units and regional operations and being the company’s lead transactional lawyer. Before joining PPG, he was an attorney with law firm K&L Gates.
Foulkes became senior vice president, general counsel and secretary in 2018, having previously been vice president, associate general counsel and corporate secretary with the company. She joined PPG in 1995, initially supporting the chemicals group on commercial and contract matters.
Foulkes says in a statement: ‘Joe’s vast experience and proven leadership capabilities will be invaluable in his new role. He has a wealth of experience in many areas of law and has consistently provided valuable and practical counsel across the organization. This experience will serve him well as he takes on this new and very important role in the company.’