Kevin D. Braun
Vice President, Global Industrial Coatings
Kevin D. Braun is vice president, global industrial coatings, of PPG Industries.
Braun began his career at PPG in 1991 as a production engineer at the Delaware, Ohio, coatings manufacturing facility. He joined the industrial coatings business in 1994 as a sales/service representative in the appliance division, and he moved to the fiber glass business in 1997 as market development manager. In 2000, Braun returned to industrial coatings as market manager, consumer electronics, and in 2001, he became a regional sales manager for industrial coatings.
Braun joined the architectural coatings business as national sales manager for the Lowe's account in 2003, and he was named zone sales director for Midwest dealers and stores in 2007. Later that year, Braun relocated to Sydney as general manager, architectural coatings, ANZ (Australia and New Zealand). He was appointed general manager, silica products, in 2011; and then vice president, global raw materials and Americas purchasing, in August 2013.
In September 2013, Braun became vice president, industrial coatings, Americas. He served in this role until March 2020 when we was appointed vice president, global industrial coatings and assumed global executive leadership for the business unit. In addition to his global leadership role in industrial coatings, Braun is a member of the PPG Operating Committee.
Braun earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Capital University.
Braun resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and three children and is active in his community, currently serving as a board member of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.