Axalta Coating Systems announced that Dr. Keith Silverman is joining Axalta as senior Vice President & Chief Operations and Supply Chain Officer, effective immediately.

“Keith is an outstanding leader with an impressive track record in leading operational excellence with a strong focus on safety and sustainability. He will lead Operations and Supply Chain, which includes manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, engineering, quality, operational excellence, and environmental, health & safety (EHS),” said Robert W. Bryant, Axalta’s President and CEO. “I am pleased to add Keith’s expertise to Axalta’s senior leadership team. Keith is a dynamic leader who is effective at leading cross-functional teams to solve complex business problems, drive transformation, and enhance operational rigor in a sustainable way while helping to deliver an exceptional customer experience.”

Dr. Silverman was most recently an external advisor with Bain & Company lending his well-recognized expertise to Bain consultants and clients across operations, supply chain, manufacturing, EHS, and quality. Dr. Silverman has also held a range of progressive operational leadership roles in the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries. He served as the SVP of Global Operations, Quality & EHS for Ashland Global Holdings, Inc., a global chemical specialty company operating in 100+ countries. Prior to joining Ashland, he spent 23 years with Merck & Co. in various leadership roles within Global EHS, Project Engineering, and Research & Development.

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