Axalta Names Interim CEO
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) recently announced that its Board of Directors appointed Robert Bryant, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as the company’s interim CEO.
Bryant succeeds Terrence Hahn, who recently resigned via a mutual agreement with the Board following an investigation into conduct that, though was unrelated to financial matters, was “inconsistent with company politics.”
"We are pleased that Robert Bryant has agreed to step into the role of interim CEO,” said Chairperson Charlie Shaver.
“Having worked closely with Robert for over five years, I know he has the leadership skills and financial acumen, as well as the respect of the management team and employees, to be an effective leader for Axalta. The Company remains well positioned to build on its success, with strong end-market demand and an unrelenting focus on customer service and innovation."
Bryant has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Axalta since 2013.
Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Roll Global LLC. Bryant graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Florida and received his master’s degree with a concentration in finance from the Harvard Business School.
"I deeply appreciate the vote of confidence from Charlie and the Board,” Bryant said. “The management team at Axalta is resilient—we will work tirelessly to put this distraction behind us and focus on delivering outstanding products and customer service."