PPG names Robert Massy Chief Human Resources Officer

27 March 2024

PPG has appointed Robert Massy as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), effective March 18, 2024. Reporting to Tim Knavish, PPG Chairman and CEO, Massy will be responsible for leading the company’s global human resources organisation. He will be located at PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh and serve as a member of the company’s Operating Committee. Massy will succeed Kevin Walling, who will retire from PPG on April 1, 2024.

Over the past 20 years, Massy has held senior leadership roles in several industries and regions where he has enhanced stakeholder value and commercial performance through human resources (HR) excellence. Most recently, he has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and CHRO at Westinghouse Electric Company. Massy joined Westinghouse in 2015 as Chief Talent Officer and then was named CHRO in 2017. In 2022, he was appointed Chief Administrative Officer and CHRO, where he led a newly established organisation integrating all global corporate functions and services related to HR, information technology, legal and contracts, ethics and compliance, real estate and facilities management, security, public affairs, and global shared services. During his nearly 10 years with Westinghouse, he was integral to the transformation and growth of the company, leading a modernised HR function and driving increased engagement across the company.


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“Rob’s leadership and global business experience across multiple industries will be invaluable as PPG continues to execute its growth strategy and further develop its high-performance culture,” said Tim Knavish. “He brings to PPG proven expertise and experiences in such areas as leadership development and organisational effectiveness, change management, strategic capability building and employee engagement. Rob also has demonstrated valued financial and commercial acumen and has a strong record of helping to create high-performing organizations that deliver exceptional results for employees, customers and other stakeholders.”

Prior to joining Westinghouse, Massy held roles of increasing responsibility at Weatherford International as regional head of talent in the Asia Pacific region and then global head of talent and development in the U.S. Before his roles with Weatherford, Massy built his HR career through a number of positions in Singapore and London.

Raised in Ireland, Massy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behaviour in Organisations/HR from Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK), and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of East London, UK. In addition, he has completed the Executive Management Programme at INSEAD, Paris.

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