2022-08-22 22:00Press release

Axalta’s Naugle Recognized as an 'Automotive News' Rising Star

DETROIT, August 22, 2022 -- Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global coatings company, announced today that Dan Naugle, vice president, Mobility Americas, was recently named a 2022 Automotive News Rising Star. Naugle and his co-honorees are featured in a special section in the August 22nd issue of Automotive News

The Rising Stars: Automakers and Suppliers program honors U.S.-based auto executives, under the age of 45, on the manufacturing and supply side of the auto industry who have the talent and dedication necessary to become industry leaders of tomorrow. Automotive News has published the list of the industry’s up and comers annually since 2014.

Dan Naugle, vice president, Mobility Americas for Axalta

Dan Naugle, vice president, Mobility Americas for Axalta

This year’s honorees come from 20 companies and a variety of disciplines — from executive management to purchasing, engineering, mobility and design. 

Naugle, with Axalta since 2013, helped shaped his business unit into a mobility-focused supplier, leading the team launch of the new global Axalta Mobility brand in 2021. He built a diverse leadership team, unifying the Mobility Americas organization.

“Dan has been a driving force for the Axalta Mobility Americas leadership team and I’m excited to see this well-deserved recognition,” said Hadi Awada, senior vice president, Mobility, Axalta. “Throughout the last year he has successfully led our team through supply crises, while strengthening customer relationships and guiding our group to growth.”

“The Rising Stars program recognizes automotive executives in middle and upper management who are destined to be industry superstars,” said KC Crain, publisher of Automotive News. “The best predictor of big personal success is enormous responsibility at a young age. When great potential is identified and rewarded early, the organization wins.”

The 2022 class of Automotive News Rising Stars emerged from a nomination and selection process. Complete profiles of all 21 Rising Stars are available at www.autonews.com/risingstars.

Since 1925, Automotive News has been the primary source for news happening among automotive retailers, suppliers and manufacturers. Distinct from other publications in the field, Automotive News remains a fully subscriber-paid publication, a testament to the value it delivers to the reader. The award-winning weekly print edition, robust website, email newsletters and video broadcasts are backed by a global team of more than 55 editors and reporters.

About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a global coatings company focused on providing customers with innovative, colorful and sustainable solutions. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, Axalta continues to find ways to serve more than 100,000 customers with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.


Lisa Gentile