PITTSBURGH - PPG Industries has appointed Michael H. McGarry, currently Chief Operating Officer, to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective March 1. McGarry became Chief Operating Officer in August 2014.

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.