On 16 August 2010, Joseph Pinto will assume the role of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Performance Review Institute. This follows the retirement of Bill Wagner.
He comes to PRI with an impressive industrial career and broad global experience. He has a demonstrated track record of successfully leading complex organizations and achieving strategic growth objectives.
Joseph was born in Sri Lanka and has been in the US for more than 35 years. He received his B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the University of Sri Lanka and came to Purdue University where he completed a MS in industrial engineering.
He started his career at Sherwin Williams Company in Crisfield, Maryland, as a mechanical and industrial engineer and proceeded to hold positions of increasing responsibility as material manager, plant manager and director of manufacturing for their specialty products division.
After two short stints as vice president operations at two privately held companies in Massachusetts, and Seoul, Korea, he joined PPG in 1987 and was assigned as plant manager of their Ontario, Canada coatings plant. In 1991, he moved to Tokyo to serve as director, business development. In Asia/Pacific region, he went on to hold a series of leadership assignments in Jakarta, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Melbourne and Shanghai, during the time PPG was establishing their coatings business in the region. His last assignment in the region was managing director for coatings Asia/Pacific. He returned to the US in 2005 as global director of operations for performance coatings, a position he held until his retirement from PPG in 2010.