Leadership | Executive Committee

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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 currently serves on the Board of Directors of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) and is chairman of the Board of Directors of The American Coatings Association (ACA). He 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.

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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.

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Tim M. Knavish, Executive Vice President

Tim Knavish is executive vice president of PPG, responsible for the architectural coatings business in USCA, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, the global automotive refinish business, the Latin America region and the digital and information technology functions. He was appointed to this position in October 2019.

Knavish joined PPG in flat glass engineering in 1987, based at the corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. He then advanced through roles including process engineer, supervisor of technical services, manager of operations planning and scheduling, and superintendent of production in PPG’s flat glass and former automotive glass businesses before joining the architectural coatings business in 2000, as plant manager for the East Point, Georgia, manufacturing facility.

In 2002, Knavish returned to Pittsburgh as director, supply chain, for the former automotive replacement glass business, and in 2004, he became global director, manufacturing and supply chain, for the automotive refinish coatings business. He moved to Australia in 2005 as managing director, Australia and New Zealand coatings, and general manager, automotive refinish. In 2007, Knavish assumed responsibility in Troy, Michigan, as general manager, automotive coatings, Americas, and in early 2010, he was named a vice president with the same scope of responsibility. He relocated to Pittsburgh in 2012 as global vice president, protective and marine coatings, and he returned to Troy in March 2016 as senior vice president, automotive coatings. Knavish returned to Pittsburgh in October 2017 as senior vice president, industrial coatings. In addition to global leadership of PPG’s industrial coatings, packaging coatings and coatings services businesses, Knavish was responsible for the global supply management function and for PPG’s Asia Pacific region. In January 2019, he was appointed senior vice president, architectural coatings and president, PPG EMEA.

A native of Pittsburgh, Tim earned both a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Rebecca Liebert, Executive Vice President

Rebecca Liebert is executive vice president of PPG. She joined the company in June 2018 and leads PPG’s global industrial and automotive OEM coatings businesses, including the company’s mobility initiatives. She also oversees the company’s Asia Pacific region and has functional responsibility for global procurement and industrial segment manufacturing, which includes resin production.

In her most recent role with Honeywell UOP, Liebert served as president and chief executive officer. Honeywell UOP is a leading international supplier and technology licensor for the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical production and major manufacturing industries. During her career with Honeywell, she had also served as senior vice president and general manager, catalyst absorbents and specialties, UOP; senior vice president and general manager, gas processing and hydrogen; and vice president and general manager, electronics materials. Prior to joining Honeywell, Liebert served as president, Reynolds Food packaging, Alcoa KAMA.

Liebert began her career as a Six Sigma Top Gun development engineer with Nova Chemicals. She held positions of increasing responsibility at Nova Chemicals, including global business development leader/sales and distribution manager; commercial leader, styrenic polymers; and then business director, solid polystyrene and high-performance polystyrene.

Liebert currently serves on the board of directors for Corteva Agriscience.

Liebert earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky; a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University; and a master of business administration (MBA) degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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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.