PHILADELPHIA – Axalta Coating Systems announced that Lori Ryerkerk has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Ryerkerk is Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing, for Royal Dutch Shell, based in the UK, where she is responsible for the operations of all Shell refining and chemical wholly owned and operated assets and joint ventures.  

“Lori’s extensive, global experience in operations and manufacturing provides a superb complement to our board,” explained Charlie Shaver, Axalta’s Chairman and CEO. “Our global operations footprint will benefit significantly from Lori’s background in managing chemical facilities, complex engineering systems, and an array of environment, health, and safety protocols around the world. Her experience in the petrochemical industry will also provide valuable insights into our raw materials procurement strategies.”