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Axalta Coating Systems announced that Mark Garrett has resigned as a member and chair of the board of directors on August 26, 2021 as he increased his professional commitment in Europe. The board has appointed William M. Cook as the new chair following Garrett’s resignation.

“I am honored to be a member of Axalta’s board of directors for the past five years and chair for the past two years,” Garrett said. “Axalta’s future is bright. We look forward to Robert and his team taking the company to the next level.”

Cook added: “On behalf of the Board, I thank the Board for its services and leadership over the last two years. As Axalta continues to provide value to its stakeholders, I am excited to assume the role of Chair.”

Robert W. Bryant, CEO of Axalta, said: “We are pleased to welcome Bill as the new chair of Axalta. His important experience as CEO of Bill and his experience in other executive positions in industrial manufacturing, as well as his public company board experience, It brings tremendous value to the board and continues to contribute to Axalta while we pursue our ambitious growth and innovation goals. “

Cook joined Axalta’s board of directors in 2019. He was Chairman of Donaldson Company Inc. until 2016, before which he was Chairman, CEO and President of Donaldson for over 10 years. During his 35-year career at Donaldson, Cook played a number of additional responsibilities. This includes Senior Vice President of International, Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Vice President of Commercial and Industrial. Cook also brings a strong public company board experience to the board. He is IDEX Corp. And Neenah, Inc. He was a board member of Valspar Corp. and previously a board member of Valspar Corp. On August 23, 2021, Cook was appointed by the National Rifle Association to the board of directors of this year’s public company.Of the director



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