Axalta Names New CEO

Axalta Names New CEO
Robert Bryant has been appointed as CEO, Axalta Coating Systems, on a permanent basis. (Photo: Axalta)

Axalta Coating Systems has announced the appointment of Robert Bryant as Chief Executive Officer on a permanent basis.

Bryant had been previously serving as interim CEO and with his new, permanent appointment, has also joined Axalta’s Board of Directors.

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. 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.”

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

In addition to Bryant’s appointment, Axalta also named Sean Lannon as Chief Financial Officer on a permanent basis. Lannon has been serving as Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer since October 2018.

In reference to Lannon’s appointment, CEO Robert Bryant said, “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.”

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