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Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Shaver

58 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Robert Bryant

48 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Steven Markevich

57 2015 Executive Vice President, President - Transportation Coatings and Greater China

Michael Finn

50 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Government Relations and Corporate Secretary

Michael Cash

55 2013 Senior Vice President, President - Industrial Coatings

Dan Key

2016 Senior Vice President - Operations and Supply Chain, Head - Global Operations

Joseph Mcdougall

46 2017 Senior Vice President and President - Global Refinish at Axalta Coating Systems

Robert Ferris

2017 Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer

Matthew Winokur

2017 Vice President - Sustainability

Elizabeth Lempres

2017 Director

Mark Garrett

55 2016 Independent Director

Deborah Kissire

59 2016 Independent Director

Andreas Kramvis

64 2014 Independent Director

Robert McLaughlin

59 2014 Independent Director

Lori Ryerkerk

54 2015 Independent Director

Samuel Smolik

63 2016 Independent Director

Christopher Mecray

2015 Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Shaver

Mr. Charles W. Shaver serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. With over 35 years of leadership roles in the global petrochemical, oil and gas industry, he was most recently the Chief Executive Officer and President of the TPC Group from 2004 to April 2011. Prior to joining Axalta, Mr. Shaver served as an operating executive for Golden Gate Capital and The Carlyle Group. Mr. Shaver also served as Vice President and General Manager for General Chemical, a division of Gentek, from 2001 through 2004 and as a Vice President and General Manager for Arch Chemicals from 1999 through 2001. Mr. Shaver began his career with The Dow Chemical Company serving in a series of operational, engineering and business positions from 1980 through 1996. He has an extensive background of leadership roles in a variety of industry organizations, including serving as Chairman of the American Coatings Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee and serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Chemistry Council, the American Chemistry Council Finance Committee and the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association Board and Executive Committee. Mr. Shaver currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for U.S. Silica, a position he has held since 2012, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of Taminco, Inc. from 2012 through 2014. Mr. Shaver earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Robert Bryant

Mr. Robert W. Bryant serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. 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. 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.

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. Prior to that role, from July 2010 to August 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 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).

Michael Finn

Mr. Michael F. Finn serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Government Relations and Corporate Secretary of the Company. He also is Axalta’s Corporate Secretary. From 2009 through April 2013, Mr. Finn was Vice President and General Counsel of General Dynamics’ Advanced Information Systems subsidiary. Before that, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Ethics and Export Compliance at General Dynamics United Kingdom. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Finn served as Senior Counsel for General Dynamics Corporation. Between 1999 and 2002 he was General Counsel and Vice President at Sideware Inc. and Associate General Counsel and Senior Director of Business Affairs at Teligent Inc. Prior to those roles, Mr. Finn worked in several positions, most notably as an Associate at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher and as an Attorney at the Office of the General Counsel at the FCC. Mr. Finn graduated from Indiana University with honors with a degree in Finance and graduated cum laude from New York University’s School of Law.

Michael Cash

Mr. Michael A. Cash serves as Senior Vice President, President - Industrial Coatings of the Company. Prior to joining Axalta, Mr. Cash was Managing Director, Powder Coatings — Asia Pacific Region at AkzoNobel Coatings from 2011 to 2013 and previously in charge of AkzoNobel’s powder business throughout the Americas from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Cash also held a number of positions at The Sherwin-Williams Company including Vice President, Automotive International, Vice President of Automotive Marketing and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its joint venture with Herberts GmbH, which was then a Hoechst company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cash was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carstar Automotive, a U.S. autobody repair franchise. Mr. Cash received his B.A. in Business Administration from Miami University (Ohio).

Dan Key

Mr. Dan Key is Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain, Head - Global Operations of the Company. In this capacity, Mr. Key will oversee Axalta's extensive manufacturing network of 35 production facilities and 6,000 people working on six continents. He also will be responsible for the delivery of products to customers around the world. Mr. Key joins Axalta from Sigma-Aldrich where he served as Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer and oversaw global operations at 53 sites with more than 5,000 employees. Prior to Sigma-Aldrich, he was Vice President for Integrated Supply Chain at UOP, a Honeywell company. At Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Mr. Key was Vice President first for its Global Manufacturing Inks and Adhesive Resins Division and then its Global Manufacturing Coatings and Inks Division. Earlier in his career he held positions at Northstar Print Group, Morton International and Westinghouse Savannah River Corp. Mr. Key holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana and a M.B.A. from Clemson University.

Joseph Mcdougall

Mr. Joseph F. Mcdougall is Senior Vice President and President - Global Refinish at Axalta Coating Systems of the Company. From 2008 through May 2013, Mr. McDougall was Vice President, Human Resources, Communications and Six Sigma for Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies. He served in a number of positions in Honeywell prior to this most recent position including Vice President, Human Resources for its Air Transport Division from 2007-2008, Director of Human Resources for Honeywell Corporate from 2004-2007, and Director of Compensation, Benefits and HRIS for Honeywell’s Specialty Materials Group from 2003-2004. Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. McDougall served in human resources leadership roles at the Goodson Newspaper Group and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. He started his career as a human resources and benefits consultant. Mr. McDougall holds a B.A. from Rider University and graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with an M.B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University.

Robert Ferris

Mr. Robert Ferris is Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer of the Company. In tandem with Mr. Ferris' appointment, Matthew Winokur, formerly Vice President, Corporate Affairs, has been named Axalta's Vice President of Sustainability. In this new position at the company, he will partner closely with Axalta's business leaders, customers, and other stakeholders to integrate, optimize and communicate the company's sustainability initiatives associated with its supply chain, manufacturing, coatings, product application technologies, and CSR programs. Over the course of almost 13 years at Honeywell, Mr. Ferris was chief spokesperson on all global corporate and financial media, developed and executed a corporate thought leadership strategy, and was a member of its global communications leadership council and global government relations team. Before joining Honeywell, he served as a Senior Vice President at the GCI Group, a global PR Agency in New York City, providing counsel to firms on corporate and capital market strategic issues including M&A, IPOs, crisis communications and regulatory compliance.

Matthew Winokur

Mr. Matthew Winokur is Vice President - Sustainability of the Company. Mr. Winokur joined Axalta in 2013 and has been responsible for the company's external and internal facing communications including the website, corporate responsibility programs, corporate marketing, and external and internal communications strategy. Prior to Axalta, he was Executive Vice President of Ogilvy Public Relations where he managed global reputation campaigns for government and corporate clients. Previously, he held a series of positions at Philip Morris International and The Altria Group of Companies.

Elizabeth Lempres

Ms. Elizabeth Cahill Lempres is appointed as a Director of the company. She has worked with companies across multiple sectors including industrial and consumer goods, retail, financial services, health care, and technology. She has served clients around the world, leading work in 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Her work focuses on performance transformation where she has brought particularly deep experience in driving growth and in helping companies implement new business models. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lempres led the firm's Global Consumer Practice and was Managing Partner of the firm's Boston office. In addition to her client and firm leadership roles, Ms. Lempres is engaged in talent development at McKinsey. She has served on the Global Compensation Policy Committee and has chaired committees responsible for partner evaluation and hiring lateral partners. Before joining McKinsey, Ms. Lempres held positions in engineering related fields at IBM and General Electric. Ms. Lempres received her AB cum laude from Dartmouth College and a BE degree in engineering from Dartmouth College's Thayer School of Engineering. She received an MBA with Highest Distinction as a Baker Scholar from the Harvard Business School.

Mark Garrett

Mr. Mark M. Garrett is Independent Director of the Company. He is 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 with headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Garrett has over 30 years of experience in senior management roles in the chemical sector. After assuming his current position at Borealis, he set the company on a strong trajectory that included driving growth as 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). Mr. Garrett also is a member of the Board of Directors of Nova Chemicals and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee. Nova is one of world’s leading suppliers of plastics and chemicals. Through collaborative efforts, Borealis, Borouge and Nova have generated substantial value creation for investors. Before assuming his current position at Borealis in 2007, Mr. Garrett was Executive Vice President Water and Paper Treatment and a member of the Executive Committee at Ciba Specialty Chemicals where he started his career and moved into positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Garrett is a member of the Board of Directors at Umicore, a global materials technology and recycling group, and a member of the Advisory Board of Webster Vienna Private University. Mark Garrett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Melbourne in Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Information Systems from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He holds Australian and Swiss dual nationalities.

Deborah Kissire

Ms. Deborah J. Kissire is Independent Director of the company. She urrently serves on the boards of directors and audit committees for Cable One, Inc., a leading American cable service provider, and Omnicom Group, Inc., a global marketing and corporate communications holding company based in the U.S. In 2015, she retired as Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner from Ernst & Young, L.L.P. (EY), where she also served as a member of their Americas Executive Board and Global Practice Group. EY is a leading multinational professional services firm that offers assurance, tax, and transaction advisory services to companies around the world. Ms. Kissire is a CPA and earned her BBA, Accounting, from Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University).

Andreas Kramvis

Mr. Andreas C. Kramvis serves as Independent Director of the Company. He became a member of our board of directors in July 2014. Mr. Kramvis is Vice Chairman of Honeywell International focused on critical aspects for the achievement of the company’s Five Year Plan. Prior to this role, Mr. Kramvis served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies, a global leader in process technology for the oil and gas industries as well as the development and production of high-purity, high-quality performance chemicals and materials. Mr. Kramvis has also served as the President and CEO of Honeywell’s Environmental and Combustion Controls business. Intimately familiar with key markets and economies around the world, Mr. Kramvis has managed companies with global scope across five different industries. Mr. Kramvis is a Director of AptarGroup, a past Chairman of the Society of Chemical Industry and a Board Member and Executive Committee Member of the American Chemistry Council. He is the author of a book titled “Transforming the Corporation: Running a Business in the 21st Century,” which demonstrates how to systematically transform a business for high performance. Mr. Kramvis is a graduate of Cambridge University, where he studied engineering specializing in electronics and he holds an M.B.A. from Manchester Business School.

Robert McLaughlin

Mr. Robert M. Mclaughlin serves as Independent Director of the Company. He became a member of our board of directors in April 2014. Mr. McLaughlin is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Airgas, Inc. and a member of the company’s Management Committee. Airgas is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as personal protective equipment, welding equipment and other related products. Prior to assuming his current position on October 3, 2006, Mr. McLaughlin served as Vice President and Controller since joining Airgas in 2001. From 1999 to 2001, he served as Vice President of Finance for Asbury Automotive Group. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. McLaughlin was Vice President of Finance and held other senior financial positions at Unisource Worldwide, Inc. He began his career at Ernst & Young in 1979. He was a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Dayton.

Lori Ryerkerk

Ms. Lori J. Ryerkerk is Independent Director of the Company. She is Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing of Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), a role she has held since October 2013. She is responsible for all Shell Refining and Chemical assets globally, both Shell operated and joint ventures, with a total crude oil processing capacity of 3.1 million barrels per day and chemical sales volume of 17 million tonnes per year. From May 2010 until October 2013, Ms. Ryerkerk was Shell’s Regional Vice President, Manufacturing, Europe and Africa. Prior to joining Shell, Ms. Ryerkerk held leadership roles with ExxonMobil Corporation and Hess Corporation. She has lived and worked in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Ms. Ryerkerk received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University.

Samuel Smolik

Mr. Samuel L. Smolik is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently serves on the Board of Directors of Evergreen Industrial Services, a leading provider of environmental and industrial cleaning solutions. In 2017, Mr. Smolik retired as the Senior Vice President – Americas Manufacturing at LyondellBasell Industries, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies. Prior to that assignment, Mr. Smolik was Vice President – Global Health, Safety, Environment and Operational Excellence at the company. From 2005 through 2009, he was Vice President – Global Downstream Health, Safety, Security and Environment at Royal Dutch Shell. Between 1975 and 2004, Mr. Smolik held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at The Dow Chemical Company before attaining his final position as Vice President, Global Environment, Health, Safety and Security. Mr. Smolik is active with the American Fuels & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association and the American Chemistry Council. He is also 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. Mr. Smolik received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Christopher Mecray

Mr. Christopher H. Mecray serves as Vice President - 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.

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