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Michael McGarry of PPG to be Honored at Laurel Valley Golf Outing

The PPG three rivers Corporate Players Championship will be held May 22 and 23 at the exclusive Laurel Valley Golf Club. Each year the event pays tribute to an individual whose personal accomplishments and leadership have made a positive impact on the social, economic and cultural development of our region. 

This year, Michael McGarry, Chairman and CEO of PPG will receive the 2019 JA Golden Achievement Award. 

Michael H. McGarry is chairman and chief executive officer of PPG. He transitioned to the role of CEO in September 2015 and joined the company’s board of directors in July 2015 after serving as president and chief operating officer beginning in March 2015. He began has role as chairman September 2016.

McGarry joined PPG in 1981 as an engineer at the company’s Lake Charles, Louisiana, chemicals complex. He then progressed through management assignments such as market development manager, silica products; operations manager, silicas, Thailand; business manager, TESLIN® sheet; and product manager in the derivatives, chlorine, liquid and dry caustic soda businesses.

In 2000, McGarry became general manager, fine chemicals, and in 2004 he was named vice president, chlor-alkali and derivatives. He relocated to PPG’s European headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland, as vice president, coatings, Europe, and managing director, PPG Europe, in 2006. McGarry returned to the U.S. as senior vice president, Commodity Chemicals, in 2008, and he was elected executive vice president in 2012 and chief operating officer in August 2014.

McGarry is a former member on the board of Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL).

A native of New Orleans, McGarry is a mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Texas and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Junior Achievement would like to thank our Title Sponsor PPG and recognize Direct Energy for being the presenting sponsor. 

All proceeds made from the event will benefit Junior Achievement to help educate students in the western Pennsylvania area.

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