Axalta Announces Dan Key Joins as Head of Global Operations

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has appointed Dan Key as Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain. In this capacity, Mr. Key will oversee Axalta’s extensive manufacturing network of 35 production facilities and 6,000 people working on six continents. He also will be responsible for the delivery of products to customers around the world.

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Dan Key Joins Axalta Coatings Systems as SVP of Operations (Photo: Business Wire)

Dan Key Joins Axalta Coatings Systems as SVP of Operations (Photo: Business Wire)

“I’m very excited to have Dan join Axalta in such a key global position,” explained Charlie Shaver, Axalta Chairman and CEO. “Our customers depend on Axalta to deliver quality products that are manufactured to the highest standards and delivered on time. Dan’s extensive operations experience will enable us to continue to meet customer expectations and enable them to rely on Axalta’s products each and every day. With extensive experience working in industries adjacent to ours, Dan is also well suited to identify opportunities to enhance productivity and efficiencies while maintaining our commitment to safety and minimizing our environmental footprint.”

Mr. Key joins Axalta from Sigma-Aldrich where he served as Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer and oversaw global operations at 53 sites with more than 5,000 employees. Prior to Sigma-Aldrich, he was Vice President for Integrated Supply Chain at UOP, a Honeywell company. At Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Mr. Key was Vice President first for its Global Manufacturing Inks and Adhesive Resins Division and then its Global Manufacturing Coatings and Inks Division. Earlier in his career he held positions at Northstar Print Group, Morton International and Westinghouse Savannah River Corp.

Mr. Key holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana and a M.B.A. from Clemson University.

About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry

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 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to better serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter @axalta and on LinkedIn.

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