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New VP Refinish EMEA at Axalta

Axalta has appointed Jim Muse as Vice President of Refinish Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) effective immediately. He succeeds Adrien Schrobiltgen in this role, who leaves the company to pursue opportunities outside the coatings industry.

Jim Muse

Muse first joined Axalta in 2013 as part of the North American refinish leadership team and was awarded the Axalta Senior Leadership Award in 2015 for his noteworthy contributions to the company. In his most recent role as Vice President of Global Refinish Sales, Muse led the organisation’s global customer base with responsibility for key American strategic accounts.

Yves Kerstens, Vice President Axalta and President for EMEA said: “I am delighted to welcome Jim to the region. His continued commitment to commercial excellence coupled with his success in playing a lead role in building and executing a new go-to-market strategy in North America makes him a great fit for this role. I am confident that with his vast knowledge of the refinish industry and his excellent leadership skills, he will be instrumental in continuing to grow the business in our region.”