Jawadiwar to enable greater efficiency, productivity, and connectivity through world-class digital solutions for Axalta globally
PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE: AXTA) today announced that Ashish Jawadiwar has been promoted to Chief Information & Digital Officer effective immediately. Jawadiwar will report directly to Axalta's CEO, Robert Bryant.
As Chief Information & Digital Officer, Ashish will focus on driving innovative new IT processes and leveraging world-class digital solutions that will enable our customers, suppliers, and employees to be more efficient, productive, and connected.
"I am excited for Ashish to join Axalta's Leadership Team as our new Vice President and Chief Information & Digital Officer," said Bryant. "During his time with Axalta, Ashish has demonstrated his abilities as an IT thought leader and partner on key business enablement and innovation projects. He has a long and successful track record of driving IT innovations that enable faster and better business outcomes at global companies. It's that skillset, experience, and expertise that will enable him to execute on our vision of bringing the best information technology and digital solutions to our global customers, partners, and workforce."
"Ashish is a great example of the bench strength that we are building at Axalta," continued Bryant. "Our leadership team is committed to delivering results, providing best-in-class support to our customers, and remaining a leading technology company in the dynamic coatings market. Ashish's work in driving new innovations in IT and digital will be a key enabler for our growth plan and critical to the continued evolution of Axalta now and for the long term."
Jawadiwar has more than 20 years of strong leadership experience driving strategic IT objectives that drive business results. He joined Axalta as Director, IT – Americas CIO in August 2018. Prior to joining Axalta, Ashish worked for Coty, Inc. where he served in several progressive Senior IT leadership roles since 2005. His last role at Coty was as a multi-region business facing Senior Director in IT, focusing on business enablement and the successful integration of a division of Proctor & Gamble. Prior to Coty, Ashish held IT Manager and Director roles at Unilever. Ashish earned his BS in computer science from the University of Mumbai.
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 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information, visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.
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