GLEN MILLS, PA — Axalta Coating Systems announced that Christopher Evans has joined Axalta as VP, Investor Relations. Evans will report to Axalta’s SVP and Chief Financial Officer, Sean Lannon, and will serve as the primary liaison between Axalta, its shareholders, and the investment community.

“Chris is a seasoned financial executive who brings significant expertise in investor relations, communications, and the chemical and coatings industry,” said Lannon. “We are excited to welcome Chris to the Axalta team. We look forward to him leveraging his experience and insights to communicate Axalta’s growth strategy, while further advancing our investor communications and engagement.”

Most recently, Evans was leading the Investor Relations function for Ecovyst. Prior to that role, he was Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Strategy for Chemours, where he was responsible for managing quarterly earnings and all investor-facing events. He also covered the U.S. chemical industry for more than four years as a sell-side equity analyst for Goldman Sachs. Evans began his career at ExxonMobil as a Senior Research Chemist leading a research and development laboratory. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Rochester and a B.S. in chemistry from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Evans replaces Christopher Mecray who left Axalta earlier this month to pursue a new career opportunity. 

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