PPG has announced that Radhika Batra has joined the company as vice president, purchasing and logistics. Steve Lampe, current PPG vice president, purchasing and logistics, has announced he will retire May 1.
Batra was previously vice president, global supply management, at BorgWarner Turbo Systems in Auburn Hills, Michigan. She also held executive-level positions in procurement at Owens-Illinois Inc. in Perrysburg, Ohio; Solutia Inc. in St. Louis; and Rohm and Haas Co. in Philadelphia.
Batra earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Stella Maris College, India; a master’s degree in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras; a doctorate in organic chemistry at Columbia University in New York; and a Master of Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She is a green belt in Lean Six Sigma and earned Certified Professional in Supply Management and Certified Purchasing Manager certifications from the Institute for Supply Management in Arizona.