Russ Corsi

 

Biography

I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and with a graduate degree in business (MBA).

My first job was with Rockwell International as a Manufacturing Engineer at their Sterling Faucet (plumbing division) from June 1972 until October 1973.

I joined PPG Industries in 1973 as a Methods Engineer at their Creighton glass fabrication plant. I spent 13 years at this facility with assignments as a Systems Analyst, Production Control Supervisor-Aircraft (included Ballistics-bullet resistant glass) and Production Control Supervisor-Automotive.

I moved to the Corporate Headquarters in 1986 as Manager of Inventory Planning for Automotive Replacement Glass-Branch Distribution. I progressed through two other assignments in the Branch Distribution Group as Marketing Manager-Automotive Glass and Flat Glass, and Distribution Manager-Automotive Glass and Flat Glass.

I became Regional Manager, Architectural Metals for PPG’s Dallas Region, in 1991. This assignment included Sales Management and Facilities Management (fabrication centers in both Dallas and Denver).

I moved to PPG’s Aircraft facility in Huntsville, AL, in 1994. In addition to developing a windshield repair business, I also was named Manager Operations Planning for that location.

My final assignment was in Pittsburgh, in 1997, as Manager, Technical Services. In addition to supporting PPG’s Automotive Replacement Glass products, from a performance and application perspective, I had sales responsibilities for aftermarket glass to GM, Chrysler, Ford (Visteon), and Honda.

I retired from PPG on January 3rd 2005.

Having spent a majority of my 31 years at PPG in a manufacturing environment, I am very familiar with most automotive (and aircraft) glass products. PPG is a leader in developing new glass products, including laminated door glasses for automobiles. I personally have promoted laminated door glass products to many of PPG’s aftermarket customers.

I am currently on the Board of Directors for AGRSS (Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards), that oversees the only published, Ansi approved, Standard that covers all aftermarket glass replacement.