Axalta Names Robert Ferris Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer and Matthew Winokur Vice President, Sustainability


PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) today announced that Mr. Robert

Ferris has joined the company as Vice President of Corporate Affairs and
Chief Communications Officer. As chief company spokesperson, he will be
responsible for developing and executing internal and external
communications strategy and will also oversee the company’s global
corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

In tandem with Mr. Ferris’ appointment, Matthew Winokur, formerly Vice
President, Corporate Affairs, has been named Axalta’s Vice President of
Sustainability. In this new position at the company, he will partner
closely with Axalta’s business leaders, customers, and other
stakeholders to integrate, optimize and communicate the company’s
sustainability initiatives associated with its supply chain,
manufacturing, coatings, product application technologies, and CSR

Over the course of almost 13 years at Honeywell, Mr. Ferris was chief
spokesperson on all global corporate and financial media, developed and
executed a corporate thought leadership strategy, and was a member of
its global communications leadership council and global government
relations team. Before joining Honeywell, he served as a Senior Vice
President at the GCI Group, a global PR Agency in New York City,
providing counsel to firms on corporate and capital market strategic
issues including M&A, IPOs, crisis communications and regulatory

Mr. Winokur joined Axalta in 2013 and has been responsible for the
company’s external and internal facing communications including the
website, corporate responsibility programs, corporate marketing, and
external and internal communications strategy. Prior to Axalta, he was
Executive Vice President of Ogilvy Public Relations where he managed
global reputation campaigns for government and corporate clients.
Previously, he held a series of positions at Philip Morris International
and The Altria Group of Companies.

About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and
providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable
solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish
applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings
are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the
materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience
in the coatings industry, the 13,600 people of Axalta continue to find
ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better
every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.
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