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Bala Swaminathan Joins PPG as Global Talent Management and Leadership Director

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is pleased to have partnered with PPG to place Bala Swaminathan as the company’s new Global Talent Management and Leadership Director.


PPG is a Fortune 200 company with 52,000 employees in more than 75 countries, serving customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. The company’s dedicated teams work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings, and materials that customers have trusted for 140 years.


Swaminathan brings decades of experience working in HR and talent development, particularly in the healthcare and technology sectors. Before joining PPG, he spent 14 years in talent development at Cigna, notably as the Global Head of Talent Development and Talent Acquisition for international markets.  His experience includes developing and deploying global leadership development programs, HR analytics and insights, talent succession planning, and leading global technology implemenations.


Ruben Moreno, HR & Diversity Practice Leader and Founding Partner of Blue Rock Search, said, “Blue Rock was pleased to work with PPG on the search for their Global Talent Management and Leadership Director. Talent management and development is a particular imperative in today’s competitive global marketplace, and having the right leader in place can make all the difference. Bala Swaminathan brings extensive experience and a people-centric perspective to the role, and we look forward to seeing him drive further success for PPG .”


About Blue Rock Search

Blue Rock Search ( is an MBE Certified, 100% minority/female-owned executive search firm specializing in the targeted identification, assessment, and placement of high-impact leaders for their clients. Their founding partners are respected, trusted thought leaders, collectively bringing over 75 years of direct, relevant search experience to their four dedicated practices: HR/Diversity, Franchise, Customer Experience, and Higher Education Executive Search. Blue Rock’s agile service delivery model is designed to flex to the unique needs and expectations of any search, and quickly fill critical roles. Blue Rock Search believes the starting point for a successful search is a strong client relationship built on their core values of trust, mutuality, and commitment—creating “Relationships Built to Last.”

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