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Executive Insights: Executive Vice President of PPG Industries to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series

Executive Vice President of PPG Industries Michael H. McGarry will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Jan. 31, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series. The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required at www.smeal.psu.edu/insights.
January 15, 2014
Executive Insights: Executive Vice President of PPG Industries to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series

Michael H. McGarry

Executive Vice President of PPG Industries Michael H. McGarry will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Jan. 31, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.

As part of his visit, McGarry will take part in a moderated discussion with Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. in the Struthers Auditorium, room 110 of the Business Building. The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required at www.smeal.psu.edu/insights.

McGarry joined PPG in 1981 as an engineer at the company’s Lake Charles, La., chemicals complex. He assumed his current role in February 2013. As executive vice president, he is a member of the company’s executive and operating committees and oversees its architectural coatings and flat glass businesses; the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region; and its corporate environment, health and safety, information technology, and quality functions.

Register for the Jan. 31 event with Michael H. McGarry at www.smeal.psu.edu/insights.

Additionally, McGarry serves as a director on the board of Axiall Corporation, an integrated chemicals and building products company, and on the board of Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC, in which PPG holds a minority interest. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Texas and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

PPG Industries is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass, and fiberglass. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company operates in more than 70 countries around the world.

Executive Insights is designed to complement the Smeal educational experience by bringing high-profile business leaders to the college to connect with students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Past guests include more than 25 leaders from organizations such as Boeing, Dell, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, Kohl’s, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Siemens, Verizon, and Tumi Holdings, Inc.

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