PHILADELPHIA - Axalta Coating Systems announced that Steve Markevich has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President. In this new role, Markevich will continue as President of the company's transportation coatings business and now also be responsible for all of Axalta's operations in greater China.

Before joining Axalta in 2013, Markevich was Chief Executive Officer of GKN Driveline based in the United Kingdom. Prior to that, he was President, GKN Sinter Metals, which engineers and manufactures precision automotive components for engine, transmission and body chassis applications for major OEMs and top-tier customers. He also served as President, Sinter Metals North American Operations and as Vice President, Sales & Marketing. While at GKN, Markevich oversaw operations in over 22 countries. At Siegel-Robert Automotive, one of the largest exterior trim suppliers to automotive and commercial truck manufacturers, he led the company’s commercial strategy, sales, account and program management initiatives. At Guardian Automotive, he served in numerous leadership roles and was responsible for all senior-level customer relationships.