PPG Names Mendoza Its First Global Head of Diversity

PPG (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) announced the appointment of Martin Mendoza as global head of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) effective November 9, 2020. In this newly-developed role, Mendoza will design, lead, and execute PPG’s global DE&I vision and strategy, as well as leverage data-driven insights to accelerate this strategy.

Mendoza will report to Kevin Walling, PPG’ chief human resources officer. “We have a responsibility as individuals and as an organization to ensure our workforce is inclusive of all backgrounds and reflects the communities in which we live and work.” says Walling. “At PPG, we know that a diverse workforce, representing wide-ranging nationalities, cultures, languages, religions, ethnicities, and professional and educational experiences, allows us to meet challenges quickly, creatively and effectively.”

Mendoza recently served as diversity and inclusion (D&I) chief operating officer for the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he drove the development and execution of its D&I division. In this role, he collaborated with the firm’s executive team to integrate D&I into business practices and processes, and with the human capital team to embed these principles throughout the organization.

In addition, Mendoza has taken on a variety of leadership roles such as chief of staff for PwC’s “Workforce of the Future” practice, where he helped clients address demographic and technological shifts within the industry. He has also served as the lead for PwC’s Purpose Activation consulting practice, as a program leader during large-scale global transformations, and as an international human resource policy and process consultant.

For more information about PPG’s new DE&I division, click here.

Source: PPG, www.ppg.com.