PPG Appoints Michael McGarry to Chief Operating Officer
July 21, 2014
PPG Industries named Michael H. McGarry, currently executive vice president, as chief operating officer, effective Aug. 1.
McGarry will have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operating regions and for the information technology, environment, health and safety, and purchasing functions. He will remain based at PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh and will continue to report to Charles E. Bunch.
“Michael’s experience and leadership have been instrumental in driving PPG’s transformation into the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company,” Bunch says. “In this new role, Michael’s proven operational expertise and demonstrated ability to implement our business strategies will play a key role in our continued focus to deliver increased shareholder value.”
During his 33 years with PPG, McGarry has served in a variety of key business and functional leadership roles in the United States, Europe and Asia. In addition, he helped lead several strategic actions that have transformed PPG’s business portfolio, including the acquisition of AkzoNobel’s North American architectural coatings business and the announced agreement to acquire paint and weatherproofing products company Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V.
McGarry also serves as a director on the boards of Axiall Corp. and Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC.