Hadi Awada to lead Transportation Coatings business

Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that Executive Vice President Steve Markevich will be leaving Axalta, having successfully led the Global Transportation Coatings business since 2013 and overseen the Greater China region since 2016.

Hadi Awada has joined Axalta as Senior Vice President

The Company is further announcing that Hadi Awada is joining Axalta as Senior Vice President, Global Transportation Coatings, effective October 12, 2020. He will lead Axalta’s global light vehicle and commercial vehicle coatings businesses.  
Awada joins Axalta from Faurecia, a tier 1 automotive technology company, where he held roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was President, Clean Mobility – North America, and a Member of Faurecia’s North American Board of Management. In that role, Awada ran a multibillion-dollar business and led efforts to develop and deploy new technologies to customers seeking sustainability and innovation. Previously, he worked in Germany, the U.K. and Asia in various business roles, including Vice President of Faurecia’s emissions control technology business in China. After earning his B.A. from the University of Toledo, Awada began his career serving the Ford Motor Company. Awada, says, “Axalta’s entrepreneurial ethos is what drew me to this role. I look forward to helping Axalta identify new and emerging opportunities to develop products and services to meet the ever-evolving needs of our coatings customers.”

Further information: www.axalta.com

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