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Charles E. Bunch to retire as PPG executive chairman

Charles E. BunchCharles E. Bunch will retire as executive chairman of the PPG board of directors after 37 years with the company on September 1, 2016.

Mr. Bunch has served as executive chairman of the PPG board of directors since September 2015. He served as PPG chairman and CEO from July 2005 to August 2015.

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Since joining PPG in 1979, Mr. Bunch held many important leadership positions throughout the company. In July 2002, he was named president, chief operating officer and board member, and in March 2005, he became president and CEO.

Mr. Bunch earned a degree in international affairs from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

PPG President and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry will become chairman and CEO effective the same day.

Mr. McGarry has served as PPG president and CEO since September 2015. During his 35 years with PPG, he has served in a variety of key business and functional leadership roles in the United States, Europe and Asia. In recent years, he helped lead several strategic actions that have transformed PPG’s business portfolio.

Mr. 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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