Jim Muse – Vice president – Refinish Systems Europe, Middle East and Africa, Axalta Coating Systems

Jim has been in the automotive refinish business for 20 years. During this time, he’s held senior leadership positions in sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution.

As vice president of Refinish Systems, Jim oversees the sales and product strategy for Axalta’s business in EMEA. In this role, it is critical for him to monitor trends and communicate the implications of those trends both internally and externally. At the same time, Jim is the leader of Axalta’s sales, marketing and global accounts team.

Prior to joining Axalta, Jim held the position of vice president of business development for North America’s largest PBE distributor, FinishMaster Inc.

Jim is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in consumer affairs with a concentration in business management. He served as a trustee of the Collision Industry Foundation from 2010 to 2014. He currently sits on the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) steering committee.