Christopher Mecray Joins Axalta Coating Systems as Vice President Investor Relations
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce that Mr. Christopher Mecray has joined the company as Vice President of Investor Relations. In this new position at the company, Mr. Mecray will be responsible for building the investor relations function and positioning Axalta among both buy- and sell-side analysts.
“Now that Axalta is a publicly traded company, we want to ensure a high level of ongoing dialogue with the company’s stakeholders and the broader investment community,” explained Robert Bryant, Axalta’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Chris’ extensive experience in equity analysis coupled with his in-depth knowledge of industrials, and especially coatings, will be a great resource.”
Mr. Mecray joins Axalta from Blackrock, Inc., an investment management company with over $200 billion in active equity assets under management, where he has worked for the last nine years, most recently as a Vice President Senior Analyst covering global industrials and basic materials, including coatings. Before joining Blackrock, Mr. Mecray was a Director and Senior Research Analyst in equity research at Deutsche Bank Securities, and its acquired companies, from 1995 to 2004 where he specialized in covering industrial companies. From 1993 to 1994 he was a Research Analyst at Ladenburg, Thalman & Co.
Mr. Mecray received an A.B. from Princeton 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, 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 145 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,000 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 axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter.
Source: Axalta Coating Systems
Released March 3, 2015