Axalta Promotes New Refinish VP
Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that Troy Weaver has been promoted to Vice President, Global Refinish.
The promotion went into effect at the beginning of this month. Weaver now reports directly to the CEO, Robert Bryant.
"We are thrilled to promote Troy to head up our Global Refinish business and add him to Axalta's Leadership Team," said Bryant.
"Troy's experience, in virtually every aspect of our Refinish business during the past 27 years, positions him extraordinarily well to be the next leader of this cornerstone business. His deep institutional knowledge of our Refinish business and the industry, his long-standing relationships with customers ranging from multi-shop operators to independent body shop owners, and his strong business acumen and sales and marketing expertise, make him a perfect fit for this leadership role.
"We are proud to have another internal promotion on our leadership team. We believe the expertise, understanding and continuity that our next generation of leaders, like Troy, brings new thinking and enhances our culture. Troy will be a great addition to our leadership team, and we expect that he will continue to differentiate our Refinish business through innovation, while he and his team deliver value to customers every day."
Prior to this promotion, Weaver was Axalta's Vice President, North America Refinish, where he was responsible for Axalta's high performing Refinish Business in the U.S. and Canada.
Axalta recently opened a new refinish center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 1,000-square-meter (10,763-square-foot) center is home to Axalta’s global refinish brands Spies Hecker, Standox, Duxone, Challenger and Nason Finishes. In addition to space for theoretical training, the facility houses two spray booths, two preparation areas and two mixing rooms.
And earlier this summer, the company announced that it has signed an agreement to develop a new facility in Thiel, the Netherlands, for its refinish business. Once construction is complete, brands Cromax, Spies Hecker, Standox and Syrox will move its operations to the new facility.