Axalta appoints Jim Muse as Vice President of Refinish for Europe, Middle East and Africa


Axalta has appointed Jim Muse as Vice President of Refinish Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective immediately.

He succeeds Adrien Schrobiltgen in this role.

Muse first joined Axalta in 2013 as part of the North American refinish leadership team and was awarded the Axalta Senior Leadership Award in 2015 for his noteworthy contributions to the company.

In his most recent role as Vice President of Global Refinish Sales, Muse led the organisation’s global customer base with responsibility for key American strategic accounts.

Yves Kerstens, Vice President Axalta and President for EMEA, said, “I am delighted to welcome Jim to the region.

"His continued commitment to commercial excellence coupled with his success in playing a lead role in building and executing a new go-to-market strategy in North America makes him a great fit for this role.

"I am confident that with his vast knowledge of the refinish industry and his excellent leadership skills, he will be instrumental in continuing to grow the business in our region.”

After a long and distinguished career with Axalta that spans more than 34 years, Schrobiltgen leaves the company to pursue opportunities outside the coatings industry.

Kerstens says, “We thank Adrien for his immense contribution to the organisation and wish him all the very best with his new endeavours.”

Muse is based in Axalta’s EMEA headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.


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