PPG names new President and COO

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Michael H. McGarry, currently PPG’s chief operating officer, will assume his new role of president and chief operating officer as of 1 March. He will continue to have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operating regions.

Michael H. McGarry is PPG's president and chief operating officer as of 1 March
PPG Industries announced the appointment of Michael H. McGarry, currently chief operating officer, to president and chief operating officer. McGarry became chief operating officer in August 2014, and he will assume his new role as of 1 March.
According to the company, McGarry will continue to have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operating regions and for the information technology (IT), environment, health and safety (EH&S), and purchasing functions. He will remain based at PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh and will continue to report to Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch.
“Michael’s appointment to president recognizes his continued leadership in driving PPG’s growth as the world’s largest coatings company,” says Bunch. “Michael has played a key role in important strategic actions, including PPG’s acquisition and successful integration of AkzoNobel’s North American architectural coatings business and the recently completed acquisition of Consorcio Comex. Michael’s proven ability to lead the implementation of our global business strategies will continue to be important in delivering increased shareholder value.”
In 34 years with PPG, McGarry has served in a variety of key business and functional leadership roles in the US, Europe and Asia. In addition, he helped lead several strategic actions such as the acquisition of SigmaKalon; the separation of PPG’s former commodity chemicals business; the acquisit...


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