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Matthew Ashabranner Joins PPG as Global Learning & Development Leader

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is pleased to have partnered with PPG to place Matthew Ashabranner as the company’s new Global Learning & Development Leader.


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.


Ashabranner brings nearly two decades of HR and talent development experience with him to PPG. He recently spent four years in L&D and talent development at Amazon, including the last two as the Senior Manager for Executive Development, Talent Strategy, and Leadership Development. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at Discount Tire in a variety of learning and leadership development roles. His expertise spans strategic training programs, culture transformation, change management, leadership development, and employee engagement and retention.


Ruben Moreno, HR & Diversity Practice Leader of Blue Rock Search, said, “Blue Rock Search was pleased to work with PPG on the search for their Global Learning & Development Leader. Exceptional talent development is critical for organizations looking to stand out in today’s marketplace, and a forward-thinking leader is necessary to drive this positive change. Matthew Ashabranner brings extensive experience and innovative thinking, 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, an SRA Network member, a Hunt Scanlon Top 10 global recruiting firm, and a member of the Hunt Scanlon HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65 and the Hunt Scanlon Private Equity Power 100.  Blue Rock specializes in the targeted identification, assessment, and placement of executives across five distinct practice areas: Private Equity, Human Resources and Diversity, Franchise, Higher Education, and CX.

Blue Rock’s partners are respected and trusted thought leaders with more than 50 years of combined experience in their respective practice areas. Their systems, processes, and tools are designed to flex to fit their clients’ unique needs and reflect their philosophy of built-to-last relationships.

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