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James Muse promoted to Vice-President of Global Refinish Sales for Axalta

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 07:00
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Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) announced James (Jim) Muse has been promoted to Vice-President, Global Refinish Sales. In this new role, Muse will focus his leadership on the company’s growing global customer base and developing sales force excellence plans for teams around the world. In addition to these new responsibilities, Muse will retain accountability for several key Strategic Accounts in the United States. 

“Jim knows the refinish industry inside and out,” said Joseph McDougall, Global Refinish President, Axalta. “He will play an instrumental role in the commercialization of new products, evaluation of M&A targets, and the deployment of programs to strengthen our customer relationships and sales force effectiveness throughout our Global Refinish business.”

Since joining Axalta in 2013, Muse has been part of the North American Refinish leadership team. He led the process for helping Axalta enter the Strategic Account space, and in 2015, Muse was awarded with the Axalta Senior Leadership Award for his significant contributions to the company.

About James Muse

Prior to joining Axalta, Muse spent 12 years at FinishMaster in various sales leadership roles including Vice President of Business Development.  Earlier in his career, he worked at Sherwin Williams.  His experience includes Senior Leadership positions in Sales and Marketing for both Manufacturing and Distribution organizations.

Muse holds a bachelor’s degree in Consumer Affairs with a concentration in Business Management from the University of Rhode Island.  He has also served as a Trustee for the Collision Industry Foundation from 2010-2014. He currently sits on the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Steering committee.

About Axalta

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information, visit and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.


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