Jerry MacCleary is president of Covestro LLC in North America. He also leads the Polyurethanes business for the North American region, a responsibility he has held since 2004.
MacCleary joined Covestro (then part of Bayer) in 1979 as an accountant, before moving into a technical sales role in the plastics division. He continued to assume positions of increasing responsibility within sales, marketing, general management and strategic leadership. He also completed two international assignments in Germany.
A leader in the chemical industry, MacCleary serves as the vice chairman of the Board for the American Chemistry Council (ACC), as well as chair of the ACC’s Board Finance, Audit and Membership Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers, the International Isocyanate Institute and the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry.
In the Pittsburgh region, MacCleary serves on the Board of Directors for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Variety the Children’s Charity and the Imani Christian Academy. He is also the 2016 co-chair for the United Way’s annual campaign. In addition, MacCleary serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.
He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from West Virginia University.
MacCleary is married, has three children, and resides in Venetia, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh.