PPG hires Honeywell executive
PPG appointed Rebecca Liebert as senior VP, automotive coatings. She will report to PPG chairman and CEO, Michael McGarry, and will also oversee the Latin America region and will join the company’s operating committee.
In this role, Liebert will succeed Gary Danowski, current VP, automotive coatings, who will become VP, global automotive refinish, effective July 1. Danowski will replace John Outcalt, who has announced his intent to retire, effective Aug. 1.
Liebert joins PPG from Honeywell UOP, where she served as president and CEO. During her career with Honeywell, she also served as senior VP and general manager, catalyst absorbents and specialties; senior VP and general manager, gas processing and hydrogen; and VP and general manager, electronics materials. Prior to joining Honeywell, she served as president, Reynolds Food packaging, Alcoa KAMA. Liebert began her career as a Six Sigma Top Gun development engineer with Nova Chemicals.
“Rebecca’s wide-ranging experience and proven leadership capabilities will be invaluable for the automotive OEM coatings business,” said McGarry.