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Axalta appoints new CEO

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd’s Board of Directors has appointed Robert Bryant as Chief Executive Officer on a permanent basis, effective immediately. He had been serving as interim CEO since October 2018. Bryant was also appointed to serve on Axalta’s Board of Directors.

Robert Bryant

Charlie Shaver, Axalta’s Chairman of the Board said: “Over the past two months, Robert has seamlessly stepped into the role of interim CEO and led the company in a challenging market environment.”

He added: “Having worked closely with him over the past six years, I am extremely confident in his ability to lead Axalta effectively as our permanent CEO. The Board and I look forward to seeing Axalta build on its success and continue to thrive under Robert’s leadership.”

Robert Bryant said: “I appreciate the Board’s confidence in me and am honoured to continue working alongside a talented management team and dedicated employees to build on Axalta’s well-deserved reputation for customer service and innovation.”

The Company also stated that Sean Lannon has been named Chief Financial Officer on a permanent basis, effective immediately. He had been serving as Vice President and Interim CFO since October this year.

Bryant concluded: “Sean’s business and financial acumen, years of experience working in increasingly senior finance roles at Axalta, and extensive background in financial reporting make him a great fit to succeed me as Axalta’s CFO. I am very excited to continue working with Sean to grow Axalta and build shareholder value over the long term.”