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Published on January 9th 2020 in

Chancey Hagerty named VP global automotive refinish at PPG

PPG announced that Chancey Hagerty, current PPG vice president, global industrial coatings, will become vice president, global automotive refinish coatings effective March 1. Reporting to Tim Knavish, PPG executive vice president, he will continue to be a member of the Operating Committee.

Hagerty began his 24-year PPG career in 1996 at the company’s former chemicals plant in Natrium, W.V., and in 1998 assumed a plant-engineering role at the industrial coatings facility in Springdale, Pa. He moved into sales for industrial coatings in 2001 and since then has held positions of increasing responsibility within both the industrial and automotive original equipment manufacturing (OEM) coatings business units. After a successful assignment in Rolle, Switzerland, as general manager, industrial coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Hagerty returned to the US to his current role in January 2019. Hagerty will succeed Gary Danowski, current vice president, global automotive refinish, who has announced his intent to retire, effective March 1.

“Gary has been the embodiment of a PPG leader throughout his 38-year career – a true team player who rose to any challenge,” said Michael H. McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive officer. “His leadership in five businesses has strengthened the organisation and allowed PPG to serve customers in new ways.”

PPG also announced that Kevin Braun, current vice president, industrial coatings, Americas, will become vice president, global industrial coatings. Braun will report to Rebecca Liebert, PPG executive vice president, and join the Operating Committee. Andrew Carroll, current global technical director, industrial coatings, will become vice president, industrial coatings, Americas. Carroll will report to Braun and will become an officer of PPG

McGarry continued: “We thank Gary for his many years of tremendous service, and congratulate Chancey, Kevin and Andrew on their key leadership positions. We are pleased to have a talented group of leaders with broad, proven experience, which provides continuity in driving our global business strategies and delivering shareholder value.”

Braun began his 29-year PPG career in 1991 at the Springdale, Pa., facility. He has since held several commercial roles in industrial coatings, fibreglass and architectural coatings in the United States. Braun has also served as general manager, silica products and general manager, architectural coatings, Australia and New Zealand.

Carroll began his 29-year PPG career in 1991 at the Allison Park, Pa., facility in research and development. He also served as director of mergers and acquisitions for the automotive refinish business and director of product management for industrial coatings. Previously, Carroll had several commercial and technical roles within the automotive OEM coatings and refinish business units.

This article courtesy of Russell Thrall III, publisher CollisionWeek. Check out their website at: www.collisionweek.com.

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