William H. Hernandez
Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
PPG Industries, Inc.
William H. Hernandez was elected to the Northrop Grumman Board of Directors in 2013.
Hernandez served as senior vice president, finance, and chief financial officer of PPG Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of chemical and industrial products, from 1995 until his retirement in 2009. Prior to that, he was PPG’s corporate controller from 1990 to 1994. Hernandez previously held a number of positions with Borg-Warner Corporation and Ford Motor Company.
Hernandez is a certified management accountant and has taught finance and management courses at Marietta College. He was named Best Chief Financial Officer for the Chemical Industry four times by Institutional Investor magazine.
Hernandez earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.
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