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Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Garrett

57 2019 Independent Presiding Director, Chairman of the Borad

Robert Bryant

50 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sean Lannon

40 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Steven Markevich

59 2015 Executive Vice President, President - Transportation Coatings and Greater China

Brain Berube

2019 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Rajeev Rao

2019 Senior Vice President, President - Industrial Coatings

Anthony Massey

36 2019 Principal Accounting Officer

Ashish Jawadiwar

2019 Chief Information and Digital Officer

David Heflin

2019 Vice President, Global Industrial Liquid Coatings

William Cook

65 2019 Independent Director

Deborah Kissire

61 2016 Independent Director

Elizabeth Lempres

58 2017 Independent Director

Robert McLaughlin

61 2014 Independent Director

Samuel Smolik

65 2016 Independent Director

Christopher Mecray

2015 IR-Contact

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Garrett

Mr. Mark M. Garrett is appointed as Independent Presiding Director, Chairman of the Borad of the Company, effective June 30, 2019. Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive of Borealis AG, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, Vice Chairman at Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd. (Borouge ADP), a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, established in a joint venture with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Former Executive Vice President Water and Paper Treatment, member of the Executive Committee and other positions of increasing responsibility at Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne in Australia, Graduate Diploma of Applied Information Systems from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Extensive experience in the management of multinational public and private companies, Deep knowledge of the chemicals industry as well as European and global markets. Member of the Board of Directors of Umicore, a global materials technology and recycling group, Member of the Board of Directors of Nova Chemicals, one of the world’s leading suppliers of plastics and chemicals. He was Former Vice Chairman at Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd. (Borouge ADP), a leading provider of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, established in a joint venture with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Robert Bryant

Mr. Robert W. Bryant is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Bryant served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from February 2013 until October 2018. Previously, Mr. Bryant served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Roll Global LLC. Before joining Roll Global in 2007, he was the Executive Vice President of Strategy, New Business Development, and Information Technology at Grupo Industrial Saltillo, S.A.B. de C.V. Prior to joining Grupo Industrial Saltillo in 2004, Mr. Bryant was President of Bryant & Company, which he founded in 2001. Prior positions included serving as Managing Principal with Texas Pacific Group’s Newbridge Latin America, L.P., a Senior Associate with Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc. and an Assistant Investment Officer with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Mr. Bryant began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Bryant graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida and received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Sean Lannon

Mr. Sean M. Lannon is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. Prior to that Mr. Lannon served as Vice President, Corporate Finance and Global Controller of Axalta since 2016, and was Vice President and Global Controller from 2013 until that promotion. Previously, Mr. Lannon served as the Vice President, Global Controller of Trinseo. Prior to joining Trinseo in 2011, he was the Senior Manager, Financial Reporting at Endo Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Lannon began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent more than nine years within the organization’s Assurance Practice. Mr. Lannon graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Accounting from Philadelphia University.

Steven Markevich

Mr. Steven R. Markevich serves as Executive Vice President, President - Transportation Coatings and Greater China of the Company. Prior to that Mr. Markevich served as our Senior Vice President and President, Transportation from July 2015 until September 30, 2015, and Senior Vice President and President, OEM from June 2013 until July 2015. Previously, Mr. Markevich was Chief Executive Officer of GKN Driveline from October 2012 to June 2013. Prior to that role, from July 2010 to October 2012, he was President, GKN Sinter Metals, responsible for global operations. From October 2007 to July 2010, Mr. Markevich was President, North American Operations for GKN Sinter Metals, and began his tenure with GKN in 2007 as Vice President, Sales & Marketing. At Siegel-Robert Automotive, he led the company’s commercial strategy, sales, account and program management initiatives. While at Guardian Automotive, Mr. Markevich served in numerous leadership roles and was responsible for all senior level customer relationships. His career began at Deloitte & Touche consulting and the National Steel Corporation. Mr. Markevich holds a finance degree from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant as well as being certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM). He has completed the Global Senior Leadership Program at UCLA and holds memberships in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and American Powder Metallurgy Institute International (APMI).

Brain Berube

Mr. Brain Berube is appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company., effective July 15, 2019. Berube will join Axalta after 25 years with Cabot Corporation, where he held roles of increasing responsibility. Currently, he is Senior Vice President and General Counsel, responsible for all legal affairs, including corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, contracts, intellectual property, corporate governance, securities, litigation, environmental and employment matters. He has served as a key advisor to the CEO, Board of Directors, and senior management on significant corporate and commercial matters and strategic transactions. Prior to joiningCabot, Berube was a corporate attorney at Choate, Hall & Stewart, aBostonlaw firm, and a law clerk with the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Rajeev Rao

Anthony Massey

Mr. Anthony Massey is Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He has served as Vice President, Global Controller of Axalta since December 2018, and was Axalta's Assistant Controller from May 2014 until that promotion. Previously, Mr. Massey served as Director of Financial Reporting with Avantor Performance Materials. Mr. Massey began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he spent more than seven years within the organization’s Assurance Practice. Mr. Massey is a licensed certified public accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

Ashish Jawadiwar

Mr. Ashish Jawadiwar is Chief Information and Digital Officer of the company. Jawadiwar has more than 20 years of strong leadership experience driving strategic IT objectives that drive business results. He joined Axalta as Director, IT - Americas CIO inAugust 2018. Prior to joining Axalta, Ashish worked for Coty, Inc. where he served in several progressive Senior IT leadership roles since 2005. His last role at Coty was as a multi-region business facing Senior Director in IT, focusing on business enablement and the successful integration of a division of Proctor & Gamble. Prior to Coty, Ashish held IT Manager and Director roles at Unilever. Ashish earned his BS in computer science from the University of Mumbai.

David Heflin

William Cook

Mr. William M. Cook is Independent Director of the Company. Prior to his appointment, the Board concluded that Mr. Cook satisfies all of the applicable independence requirements of Axalta, the New York Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Mr. Cook currently serves as Lead Director and on the audit committee of IDEX Corporation and as non-Executive Chairman of the Board and on the audit committee of Neenah, Inc. Mr. Cook is the retired Executive Chairman and former Chairman, CEO and President of Donaldson Company Inc.

Deborah Kissire

Ms. Deborah J. Kissire is Independent Director of the company. She was Former Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner at Ernst & Young, L.L.P., and member of the Americas Executive Board and Global Practice Group. She previously held other senior positions including U.S. Vice Chair of Sales and Business Development, Certified Public Accountant. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University). Extensive experience in the financial oversight of public companies, Experience launching new business and practice areas and leading acquisitions, business unit consolidations and successful integrations, Strategic thinker and problem solver, with expertise in financial reporting, audit process, U.S. taxation, governance, mergers and acquisitions, transaction integration, diversity and inclusiveness. Member of the Board of Directors of Cable One, Inc., a leading American cable service provider Member of the Board of Directors of Omnicom Group, Inc., a global marketing and corporate communications holding company based in the U.S. Inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in 2014; recognized in the Washington Business Journal’s list of ‘Women Who Mean Business’; named as one of Washingtonian’s ‘150 Most Powerful People in Washington, D.C.’ and featured multiple times on Washingtonian’s list of the ‘100 Most Powerful Women in Washington, D.C.’ Former Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner at Ernst & Young LLP (EY), and member of the Americas Executive Board and Global Practice Group. She previously held other senior positions including Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner for East Central and Mid-Atlantic Regions and U.S. Vice Chair of Sales and Business Development

Elizabeth Lempres

Ms. Elizabeth Cahill Lempres is Independent Director of the company. Former Senior Partner, member of the Board of Directors, and leader of Global Private Equity and Principal Investing Practice at McKinsey & Company, as well as other senior positions including leader of Global Consumer Practice, Managing Partner of the firm’s Boston office, Global Compensation Policy Committee and chair of committees responsible for partner evaluation and hiring lateral partners, Former Systems Engineer at IBM, Participated in GE’s Edison Engineering Development Program with its Gas Turbine Division. Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering from Dartmouth College, MBA from Harvard Business School, and designated a Baker Scholar. Career focus on performance transformation, with deep experience in driving organic and inorganic growth and implementing new business models, Substantial experience in consulting across multiple sectors including industrial products, consumer products, retail, financial services, health care and technology, and leading work in 15 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Member of the Board of Directors of MIO Partners, an independent investment office serving McKinsey & Company pension plans, Member of the Board of Overseers at Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering. Former Systems Engineer at IBM. Participated in GE’s Edison Engineering Development Program with its Gas Turbine Division

Robert McLaughlin

Mr. Robert M. McLaughlin serves as Independent Director of the Company. He was Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and other senior positions of Airgas, Inc., a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as personal protective equipment, welding equipment and other related products, Former Vice President of Finance for Asbury Automotive Group, Former Vice President of Finance and other senior financial positions at Unisource Worldwide, Inc., Began career at Ernst & Young, Certified Public Accountant. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Dayton. Member of the Board of Directors of Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., the largest distributor of residential and non-residential roofing materials in the U.S. Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and other senior positions of Airgas, Inc., a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as personal protective equipment, welding equipment and other related products

Samuel Smolik

Mr. Samuel L. Smolik is Independent Director of the Company. He was Former Senior Vice President – Americas Manufacturing and other senior positions at LyondellBasell Industries, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, Former Vice President – Global Downstream Health, Safety, Security and Environment at Royal Dutch Shell, Former Vice President, Global Environment, Health, Safety and Security and other positions of increasing responsibility at The Dow Chemical Company. Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Extensive experience in global operations and environmental, health and safety matters in the oil and petrochemicals industry, Leadership experience from working internationally with numerous countries and cultures, Significant experience working with government agencies and non-governmental organizations, Considerable experience in the Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibilities fields. Member of the Board of Directors of Evergreen Industrial Services, a leading provider of environmental and industrial cleaning solutions, Previously active with American Fuels & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association and American Chemistry Council, Involved with a number of community, education and other non-profit organizations including The University of Texas at Austin Engineering Advisory Board, the Antwerp International School Foundation where he is President of the Board of Directors, and Ducks Unlimited, the leading wetlands conservation organization in North America. Former Senior Vice President – Americas Manufacturing and other senior positions at LyondellBasell Industries, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies

Christopher Mecray

Mr. Christopher H. Mecray serves as Investor Relations of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. Mr. Mecray joins Axalta from Blackrock, Inc., an investment management company with over $200 billion in active equity assets under management, where he has worked for the last nine years, most recently as a Vice President Senior Analyst covering global industrials and basic materials, including coatings. Before joining Blackrock, Mr. Mecray was a Director and Senior Research Analyst in equity research at Deutsche Bank Securities, and its acquired companies, from 1995 to 2004 where he specialized in covering industrial companies. From 1993 to 1994 he was a Research Analyst at Ladenburg, Thalman & Co.