PHILADELPHIA — Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that Tyrone Michael Jordan (TJ), former President and Chief Operating Officer of DURA Automotive Systems, has been appointed to its board of directors, effective immediately. He will serve on the company's Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome TJ to the Axalta Board of Directors and look forward to his contributions in helping Axalta achieve its ambitious growth agenda," said Mark Garrett, Axalta's Board Chair. "As an accomplished leader in the global mobility and aerospace industries, TJ brings valuable experience and insights relevant to Axalta's Mobility business, as well as a strong international and innovation background."

With the appointment of Jordan, Axalta's board is composed of 10 directors, all with unique backgrounds and experience in areas important to Axalta's business, including executive leadership, finance, audit, management consulting and global operations, and in relevant industries, including specialty chemicals and several of Axalta's end markets.

"TJ's experience scaling new technologies makes him an ideal addition to our Board as Axalta continues to leverage our best-in-class technologies to grow our businesses globally," added Robert Bryant, Axalta's Chief Executive Officer. "TJ's counsel will be invaluable as we execute on the strategy that we announced at our recent Capital Markets Day event in May."

Jordan is the former President & Chief Operating Officer of DURA Automotive Systems, a tier one supplier of mechatronic control systems for hybrid/electric vehicle systems, advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), and luxury trim systems for premier automotive brands, where he was responsible for strategic growth, innovation, technology and six sigma operational initiatives across the global enterprise, including operations in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Under his leadership, DURA instituted new electric vehicle/hybrid intelligent technologies and an operational excellence transformation strategy to ensure the efficiency and flexibility needed to thrive during the next technological period of mobility evolution.

Jordan currently serves on the boards of directors of Oshkosh Corp., TPI Composites Inc. and Trinity Industries Inc. He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Board of the College of Business of Eastern Michigan University.

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