PPG Industries has announced that Michael H. McGarry will become president and CEO, effective September 1. He will join the company’s board of directors immediately, having served as PPG’s president and chief operating officer since March.
He succeeds chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch in the CEO’s role. Bunch, who has led PPG for the last decade, will continue as executive chairman.
During his 34 years with PPG, McGarry has served in a variety of positions in the US, 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.