Axalta Announces Leadership Changes

Axalta Announces Leadership Changes
Barry Snyder, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations and Supply Chain Officer at Axalta (Photo: Axalta)

Axalta Coating Systems has appointed Barry Snyder as its Senior Vice President and Chief Operations and Supply Chain Officer while Robert Roop has been promoted to the position of Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately.

In their new roles, both leaders will be responsible for driving growth and innovation. They report directly to Robert Bryant, Chief Executive Officer at Axalta.

“We are excited about these two new moves on Axalta’s leadership team and are proud to be able to promote from within our organization,” said Bryant. “Barry’s contributions as Axalta’s Chief Technology Officer for the past four-plus years have helped the company continue as the innovation leader in our industry and have supported our growth globally. Our technology organization is as strong as it has ever been thanks to Barry’s commitment and drive to keep Axalta on the leading edge. Barry shares my commitment to operating Axalta’s sites safely and efficiently and to driving operational excellence throughout our organization. We are thrilled to have him in this role.”

“Robert has been a critical strategic leader in Axalta’s technology organization for the past ten years,” continued Bryant. “His technical expertise combined with strong business acumen will make him an outstanding new Chief Technology Officer as we continue to focus on differentiating ourselves through innovations that our customers want. Robert is committed to the development of a pipeline of new products and services to meet our customers’ evolving needs, and I look forward to working with him to realize our technology goals.”

Snyder previously held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Axalta. Before joining Axalta, he served in key leadership positions at Orion Engineered Carbons, H.B. Fuller Company and Celanese.

Roop was serving as the Vice President, Technology Development for the company’s Refinish and Industrial businesses before his recent promotion. He joined the company in 2013 as the Technology Director, North America.

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