Partner in the Spotlight – Axalta

IBIS (International Bodyshop Industry Symposium) is delighted to shine the spotlight on its relationship with one of its long-standing partners, Axalta Coating Systems.  

IBIS CEO Jason Moseley recently interviewed Jim Muse, Vice President of Refinish EMEA at Axalta, who’s been a supporter and exponent of IBIS for many years, and last year personally signed the multi-year agreement for their global partnership.

In the interview, Jim talks about his seven-year career with Axalta and the amazing time he’s spent in Switzerland in his current role. He shares the insights and experiences he’s gained while working in various places around the globe, and how he leverages that experience to grow Axalta’s business. Rather than focusing on the many cultural and language differences Jim has observed in Europe, he looks at the many similarities that exist between the operating models in Europe and North America, for example. He sees merit in learning from each other as a positive way to make improvements to advance the company. 

Jim discusses the impact of the global pandemic on Axalta and how they’ve addressed them. He shares his opinion that customers – who have always been at the heart of Axalta – have become more informed and stronger businesspeople as a result of the crisis, which  has helped Axalta  become a stronger company and provide increased value to their customer base. 

It is clear just how passionate Jim is about the collision repair industry where he’s worked for the past 30 years. He tells Jason that he’s focused on finding qualified, motivated and talented young people to come into the industry and take it to the next level. 

As a conclusion to their conversation, Jason is keen to find out from Jim what it is that drives Axalta to support and invest in IBIS. In Jim’s words, it is the fact that IBIS singularly “provides multiple sources of information from multiple leaders, from multiple parts of our industry that enable all of us to go back and form our own opinions and our own thoughts about what’s going to happen. And from those thoughts, build your individual company strategy.” 

Visit www.ibisworldwide.com to watch the informative and insightful video interview, learn more about Axalta Coating Systems at axalta.com, and find out about the IBIS Global Summit in which Axalta will participate and exhibit. Alternatively, contact IBIS head of sales Suzie Scott at [email protected] or on +44 (0)7545 068455.

Note to editors

Since its inception in 2001, IBIS – the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium – has become firmly established as the leading global conference and networking provider for collision industry leaders and influencers. 

The inaugural conference was held at the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel in Wales in 2001 and hosted 120 delegates from 12 countries. Since then, IBIS events have been held at various venues around the world reaching more than 1,000 influencers each year with the Global Summit annually attracting over 350 delegates from more than 35 countries.

IBIS continues to spread its world-class conferencing in new territories and has recently visited markets across the planet including USA, Ireland, South Africa, Italy, the Middle East, Turkey and China.

About Axalta Coating Systems[JEI1] 

Axalta is a global leader in the coatings industry, providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable coatings solutions. From light vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, building facades and other industrial applications, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enhance durability. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the global team at Axalta continues to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in over 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information, visit axalta.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter.