PITTSBURGH – PPG Industries announced that Michael H. McGarry will become President and CEO, effective September 1, 2015. McGarry will join the company’s Board of Directors immediately.
McGarry, 57, who has served as PPG’s President and Chief Operating Officer since March, will succeed Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch in the role of CEO. Bunch, who has led PPG for the last decade, will continue as Executive Chairman.
“Our company is strong financially and our global business portfolio remains well positioned for future growth,” said McGarry. “I am looking forward to leading PPG as we continue to focus on our customers, deliver excellent business performance and create additional shareholder value.”
Bunch said, “Michael is a proven strategic leader who is ideally suited to lead PPG. He brings a strong focus on operational excellence and an unwavering commitment to PPG’s core values.”
During his 34 years with PPG, McGarry has served in a variety of key business and functional leadership roles in the United States, Europe and Asia. In recent years, he helped lead several strategic actions that have transformed PPG’s business portfolio, most notably the acquisition of SigmaKalon; the separation of PPG’s former commodity chemicals business; the acquisition and integration of AkzoNobel’s North American architectural coatings business; and, most recently, the acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V.