New appointment at Axalta

Axalta Coating Systems has announced that Steve Markevich has been promoted to the position of executive vice president.

In this new role, Mr. Markevich will continue as president of the company’s transportation coatings business and now also be responsible for all of Axalta’s operations in greater China.

China presents many opportunities for the sustained growth of coatings applications. It is an important market for the production of both light and commercial vehicles.

These vehicles fuel the need for Axalta’s refinish coatings that serve the collision repair industry and commercial fleet owners. China’s development also requires a variety of industrial coatings that are used in electrical systems, construction, hundreds of commercial applications and in vehicles as well.

Mr. Markevich will be able to promote Axalta’s China growth strategy by integrating the contributions that Axalta’s many coatings technologies can provide to multiple industries.