PHILADELPHIA – Axalta Coating Systems has appointed Mike Carr as Vice President and President, North America. Carr will report to Axalta Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver and be responsible for the company’s business in the United States and Canada.

“I’m very pleased to have Mike join our ranks to lead our North America business moving forward,” explained Shaver. “North America is a key region for our combined businesses. Mike’s broad experience in the automotive sector and his many positions operating in business-to-business environments make him ideally suited to spearhead our growth strategy and continue to integrate our resources to enhance our productivity and customer focus.” 

Carr joins Axalta from Johnson Controls Power Solutions division where he was most recently Vice President and General Manager for the United States and Canada. During his tenure at Johnson Controls, he held numerous roles of increasing responsibility in general management and sales, including roles in South America and Europe. Early in his career, he worked for Exide Technologies, Armstrong World Industries and General Battery Corp.