Axalta Coating Systems Appoints Rajeev Rao Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

  Axalta Coating Systems Appoints Rajeev Rao Vice President, Strategy and
  Business Development

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- June 9, 2014

Rajeev Rao has joined Axalta Coating Systems, a leading provider of liquid and
powder coatings, as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. In this
new position at the company, Mr. Rao will report to Charlie Shaver, Axalta
Chairman and CEO, and support the implementation of Axalta’s strategic plan to
chart dynamic organic growth opportunities and potential merger and
acquisition initiatives across the company’s entire global business portfolio.

“Our customers are the foundation of our business. Rajeev’s expertise and
guidance will advance and accelerate key elements of our long term strategy to
meet the needs of our OEM, industrial and refinish customers,” explained
Shaver. “He will enable us to leverage our strengths and further enhance our
position in the global markets we serve.”

Mr. Rao brings extensive industry and consulting background in the chemical
sector. Before joining Axalta, he worked at Halliburton Company since 2012
where he was Senior Director, Strategy and Marketing for its Drilling and
Evaluation Division. Prior to that role, Mr. Rao spent six years with McKinsey
& Company which he joined in 2006 and where he most recently was a leader in
its North America Chemicals Practice. He started his career in 2000 working at
Akzo Nobel, a coatings company, where he held a number of research and
development positions.

Mr. Rao holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State
University, an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a
bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Anna University.

Axalta Coating Systems is a leading global provider of liquid and powder
coatings to automotive, transportation, general industrial, and architectural
and decorative customers. Doing business in more than 130 countries, Axalta
operates 35 manufacturing centers, seven R&D facilities and 42 customer
training centers. Axalta will continue to build on more than 145 years of
experience in the coatings industry. For more information visit


Axalta Coating Systems
Matthew N. Winokur, +1 215-255-7932
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