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  • Michael H. McGarry
    Michael H. McGarry
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Michael H. McGarry is chairman and chief executive officer of PPG. He became chairman of the board September 1, 2016, after transitioning into the CEO role in September 2015.

    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 of the Commodity Chemicals reporting segment in 2008, and he was elected executive vice president in 2012 and chief operating officer in 2014. He became president and chief operating officer in March 2015, and he joined the company’s board of directors in July 2015 while serving in that role.

    McGarry is a former member of 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.

  • Anne M. Foulkes
    Anne M. Foulkes
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

    Anne M. Foulkes is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for PPG. She serves on the company’s executive and operating committees.

    Foulkes joined PPG in 1995, initially supporting the chemicals group on commercial and contract matters. Since that time, she has worked in a number of roles of increasing responsibility, including providing legal support to all of the company’s business units and the environment, health and safety (EHS) function. She also served as counsel for the corporate development group, providing legal support for global acquisition and divestiture activities. In 2005, Foulkes was promoted to corporate counsel with responsibility for all commercial, antitrust, labor and employment, and intellectual property legal matters for the aerospace, architectural coatings, automotive refinish, and performance and marine coatings businesses. In 2010, she was named assistant general counsel; in 2011, assistant general counsel and secretary; in 2016, vice president, associate general counsel and secretary; and in 2018 she was named to her current position. As vice president, associate general counsel and secretary, her responsibilities included leading and managing legal support for the commercial, antitrust, corporate development, labor and employment, and intellectual property matters for all PPG strategic business units, the Latin America region, securities, finance and corporate governance matters and the global supply management group.

    Prior to joining PPG, Foulkes was a litigation attorney with the law firm of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, in Pittsburgh.

    She earned a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a law degree from The Dickinson School of Law.

    Foulkes is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Allegheny County Bar Association, and serves on the board of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. She is also the executive sponsor of PPG’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council.

  • Vincent J. Morales
    Vincent J. Morales
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Vince Morales is senior vice president and chief financial officer of PPG. He serves on the company’s executive and operating committees.

    Morales joined PPG in the corporate controller’s office, Pittsburgh headquarters, in 1985. He then advanced through finance and accounting assignments at PPG facilities such as supervisor, shared accounting services, at the Chillicothe, Ohio, shared services center and director, information and financial services, at the former PPG glass plant in Mount Zion, Illinois.

    Morales returned to Pittsburgh in 2000 as manager, chemical revenue recognition, and then became director, internal financial reporting, in 2001. He was named director, investor relations, in 2004 and then promoted to vice president in 2007. Morales added responsibility as corporate treasurer in 2015. He was appointed vice president, finance, in June 2016, and he assumed his current role in March 2017.

    A native of Pittsburgh, Morales earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Robert Morris University and a Master of Business Administration from the Ohio State University.


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