Axalta Announces Mike Carr Joins as President of its North America Business

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has appointed Mike Carr as Vice President and President, North America. Mr. Carr will report to Axalta Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver and be responsible for the company’s business in the U.S. and Canada.

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Michael (Mike) L. Carr, Vice President and President, North America (Photo: Axalta)

Michael (Mike) L. Carr, Vice President and President, North America (Photo: Axalta)

“I’m very pleased to have Mike join our ranks to lead our North America business moving forward,” explained Shaver. “North America is a key region for our combined businesses. Mike’s broad experience in the automotive sector and his many positions operating in business-to-business environments make him ideally suited to spearhead our growth strategy and continue to integrate our resources to enhance our productivity and customer focus.”

Axalta’s North America operations are home to some of the company’s largest customers, including leading global vehicle manufacturers and some of the largest refinish and body shop franchises. The market also includes numerous Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers that benefit from Axalta’s array of liquid and powder coatings as well as numerous customers in industrial segments that rely on Axalta coatings for electrical insulation, pipe and electrocoat applications.

Mr. Carr joins Axalta from Johnson Controls Power Solutions division where he was most recently Vice President and General Manager for the United States and Canada. During his tenure at Johnson Controls he also held numerous roles of increasing responsibility in general management and sales including roles in South America and Europe. Early in his career he worked for Exide Technologies, Armstrong World Industries and General Battery Corporation.

Mr. Carr holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and a MBA in marketing from Drexel University.

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

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