Tim Knavish, Chief Operating Officer of PPG, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January. 1, 2023. Knavish will join the company’s Board of Directors, effective October 20, 2022.
Knavish, 57, who has served as PPG’s Chief Operating Officer since March, will succeed Chairman and CEO Michael McGarry, 64, in the role of CEO. McGarry, who has served as CEO since September 2015, will become Executive Chairman, effective January 1, 2023. McGarry also has announced to the PPG Board of Directors his intention to retire as Executive Chairman and as a director of the Company, effective October 1, 2023.
McGarry has served as chairman and CEO of PPG since September 2016. During his more than 40 years with PPG, he has served in a variety of key business and functional leadership roles in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and led several strategic actions that transformed PPG’s business portfolio.
Knavish joined PPG in 1987 at PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.