PPG Appoints Michael McGarry As COO
(dpa-AFX International Compact Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) said Thursday that it has appointed executive vice president Michael McGarry as chief operating officer, effective August 1.
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.
McGarry joined PPG in 1981 as an engineer at the company's Lake Charles, La., chemicals complex. He then progressed through a series of management assignments of increasing responsibility, including market development manager, silica products; operations manager, silicas, Thailand; business manager, TESLIN sheet; and product manager in the derivatives, chlorine, liquid and dry caustic soda businesses.
McGarry was named general manager, fine chemicals, in 2000, and vice president, chlor-alkali and derivatives, in 2004. McGarry was elected vice president, coatings, Europe, and managing director, PPG Europe, in 2006, and senior vice president, commodity chemicals, in 2008. He was named executive vice president in September 2012. In that role, his leadership responsibilities have included the automotive refinish, aerospace, global architectural, and protective and marine coatings businesses, as well as the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific regions, and the EH&S and IT functions.
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