Axalta Coating Systems appoints Christopher Evans VP, Investor Re

Axalta Coating Systems announced that Christopher Evans has joined Axalta as Vice President of Investor Relations, effective today.

Evans will report to Axalta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sean Lannon, and 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 chemicals and coatings industry,” Lannon said. “We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Axalta team. We look forward to him leveraging his experience and knowledge to communicate Axalta’s growth strategy, while advancing our communications and engagement with investors.

Most recently, Evans led the Investor Relations function for Ecovyst. Previously, he was Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Strategy for Chemours, responsible for quarterly earnings management and all investor events. He also covered the US chemical industry for over four years as a sell-side equity analyst for Goldman Sachs. Evans began his career at ExxonMobil as a senior research chemist heading up a research and development laboratory.

Evans replaces Christopher Mecray who left Axalta earlier this month to pursue a new career opportunity. “I would like to thank Chris for the exceptional work he has done during his tenure at Axalta. He has been instrumental in building our investor relations function since joining the company shortly after our public offering in late 2014,” Lannon commented.

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