Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. announced that Jun Liao is joining the company as Regional President, Asia-Pacific effective July 15. Liao will report directly to CEO Robert Bryant and will manage all of Axalta’s business operations in the Asia-Pacific region and drive the company’s growth strategy in the region.

Liao is an accomplished chemical industry and industrial materials executive with more than 30 years’ experience driving multinational business in the Asia-Pacific region. He joins Axalta from Bekaert, a steel wire transformation and coatings company, where he served in senior roles since 2014. He was most recently Executive Vice President and Divisional CEO of Bekaert’s Specialty Businesses globally and President of Bekaert China. In his roles, Liao served the transportation, construction, energy, and semiconductor markets globally and across Asia Pacific. Before his time at Bekaert, Liao held leadership positions at Solvay and Dow Corning after starting his career with GE Plastics.

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