Director since 2019
Board Committees: Audit and Compensation & Organization
Michael H. McGarry is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PPG. From 1981 to 2004, Mr. McGarry progressed through a variety of management positions at PPG, including: market development manager, silica products; operations manager, silicas; business manager, TESLIN® sheet; product manager in the derivatives, chlorine, liquid and dry caustic soda businesses; and general manager, fine chemicals. He was appointed vice president, chlor-alkali and derivatives in 2004; then vice president, coatings, Europe, and managing director, PPG Europe in 2006; and senior vice president of the Commodity Chemicals reporting segment in 2008. In 2012, he was elected executive vice president and then chief operating officer in 2014. Mr. McGarry became president and chief operating officer in March 2015 and joined PPG’s Board of Directors in July 2015. He became president and CEO on September 1, 2015 and Chairman and CEO on September 1, 2016.
Mr. McGarry graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He previously served on the board of directors of Axiall Corporation.