Monday, 24 January 2022 09:47

Silverman to Lead Axalta’s Operations and Supply Chain


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Axalta Coating Systems on Jan. 24 announced Dr. Keith Silverman is joining Axalta as senior vice president and chief operations and supply chain officer, effective immediately.

"Keith is an outstanding leader with an impressive track record in leading operational excellence with a strong focus on safety and sustainability," said Robert W. Bryant, Axalta's president and CEO. "He will lead operations and supply chain, which includes manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, engineering, quality, operational excellence and environmental, health & safety (EHS).


"I am pleased to add Keith's expertise to Axalta's senior leadership team," Bryant continued. "Keith is a dynamic leader who is effective at leading cross-functional teams to solve complex business problems, drive transformation and enhance operational rigor in a sustainable way while helping to deliver an exceptional customer experience."


Silverman was most recently an external advisor with Bain & Company, lending his well-recognized expertise to Bain consultants and clients across operations, supply chain, manufacturing, EHS and quality.


Silverman has also held a range of progressive operational leadership roles in the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries. He served as the SVP of global operations, quality and EHS for Ashland Global Holdings, Inc., a global chemical specialty company operating in 100+ countries. Prior to joining Ashland, he spent 23 years with Merck & Co. in various leadership roles within global EHS, project engineering and research and development.

Silverman earned a Ph.D. in environmental science and chemistry from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds...

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