PPG CEO Michael McGarry
To Speak At The
African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania
Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon
The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will hold their Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at the Omni William Penn Hotel Grand Ballroom, 17th Floor beginning at 12 Noon. This year’s speaker is Michael McGarry, Chairman and CEO, PPG Industries.
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 addition, 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.
McGarry joined PPG in 1981 as an engineer at the company’s Lake Charles, Louisiana, chemicals complex. He 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 this role, his leadership responsibilities 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
More than 400 African American Chamber members and guests are expected to attend.
The mission of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania is to continuously improve business and professional opportunities for African American business owners and professionals.
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