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PPG Announces Multiple Leadership Appointments

Thursday, January 23, 2020

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At the beginning of the month, Pittsburgh-based global coatings company PPG announced the leadership appointments of three individuals, slated to take effect on March 1.

The individuals selected for the executive appointments include Chancey Hagerty, current Vice President, Global Industrial Coatings; Kevin Braun, current Vice President, Industrial Coatings, Americas; and Andrew Carroll, current Global Technical Director, Industrial Coatings.


At the beginning of the month, Pittsburgh-based global coatings company PPG announced the leadership appointments of three individuals, slated to take effect on March 1. (Pictured, from left: Chancey Hagerty, Gary Danowski (who is slated to retire), Kevin Braun and Andrew Carroll.)

Chancey Hagerty began his career with PPG in 1996 and two years later, took a plant-engineering role at the industrial coatings facility in Springdale, Pennsylvania. In 2001, Hagerty accepted a new role in industrial coatings sales and has since held positions of increasing responsibility within both the industrial and automotive original equipment manufacturing coatings business units. After serving as a general manager, industrial coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa in Rolle, Switzerland, Hagerty returned to the U.S. where he picked up his current role in January 2019.

Moving forward, Hagerty will become Vice President, Global Automotive Refinish Coatings and will report to Tim Knavish, PPG Executive Vice President. Hagerty will continue to be a member of the Operating Committee and succeeds Gary Danowski, who has announced his intent to retire.

On behalf of his history with the company, Michael H. McGarry, PPG chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, “Gary has been the embodiment of a PPG leader throughout his 38-year career—a true team player who rose to any challenge.

“His leadership in five businesses has strengthened the organization and allowed PPG to serve customers in new ways. We thank Gary for his many years of tremendous service, and congratulate Chancey, Kevin and Andrew on their key leadership positions. We are pleased to have a talented group of leaders with broad, proven experience, which provides continuity in driving our global business strategies and delivering shareholder value.”

Braun started working for PPG in 1991 at the Springdale-based facility and has held several commercial roles in industrial coatings, fiber glass and architectural coatings in the U.S. However, Braun has also worked as a general manager in Australia and New Zealand for silica products and architectural coatings.

In his new role, Braun will be become Vice President, Global Industrial Coatings and will report to Rebecca Liebert, PPG Executive Vice President. Additionally, Braun will also be joining the Operating Committee.

Carroll started his career with PPG in 1991 at a research and development facility in Allison Park, Pennsylvania. Afterward, Carroll served as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for the Automotive Refinish business and Director of Product Management for Industrial Coatings, in addition to various commercial and technical roles within the automotive OEM coatings and refinish business units.

Now appointed to Vice President, Industrial Coatings, Americas, Carroll will report to Braun and will become an officer of PPG.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Business management; Business matters; Business operations; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; PPG; Program/Project Management; Z-Continents

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