Amy Ericson is proud of the 37 years she’s led purpose-oriented businesses for global corporations. In her current role as Senior Vice President leading PPG’s global Protective and Marine Coatings business unit, Ericson inspires teams that, through coatings solutions, make sea-faring ships more energy efficient, offshore wind turbines more durable, and buildings safer.
Ericson joined PPG in 2018 to lead both the Packaging Coatings and Specialty Coatings and Materials businesses where she drove growth by focusing on value-added solutions that champion consumer safety and sustainability. She is a member of the PPG Operating Committee, and co-chair of the Sustainability Committee. She is passionate about mentoring and supporting women in STEM education and is an active executive sponsor of PPG’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) employee resource group. Ericson is also a member of the Penn State College of Engineering Industrial and Professional Advisory Council.
Prior to joining PPG, Ericson was the president of SUEZ Chemical Monitoring and Solutions after SUEZ acquired General Electric’s Water Services Company in 2017, where she served as president. While at General Electric, Ericson helped lead the organization’s water purification efforts while managing the growth and profitability for the $1.2 billion business composed of over 2,700 employees.
With a 20-year tenure at Alstom S.A., where she held a number of titles culminating with president and CEO, Ericson was instrumental in the energy and integrated transport system corporation’s carbon capture efforts. She played a leading role in signing the first commercial offshore wind contract in the U.S., while, at the request of the U.S. Energy Secretary, chaired a study assessing the value achieved, gaps remaining and the path forward for global carbon capture and storage. Ericson also worked for Exxon Corporation, Mobil Oil and DuPont in the early years of her career.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. An avid reader, lifelong swimmer, and Pilates enthusiast, Ericson also is the mother of four young women.