Axalta Coating Systems appoints Rakesh Sachdev to Board of Directors
Paint and coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has announced Rakesh Sachdev as the newest member of its Board of Directors, effective August 24, 2020. Mr Sachdev will sit on the company's Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Compensation Committees. "The Axalta Board of Directors always seeks to optimize the balance of expertise, experience and diversity amongst our directors. In welcoming Rakesh, we are adding to our Board an outstanding leader with a deep knowledge of Axalta's end markets and business transformation," said Axalta Board Chair Mark Garrett. "His impressive global business leadership track record and familiarity with automotive and commercial vehicle markets also make him a great fit for the Axalta team." Mr. Sachdev has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, most recently as CEO of specialty chemicals company Platform Specialty Products Corporation, now Element Solutions Inc. He has served a range of directorships, including as chair of the board for Aceto Corporation and Regal Beloit Corporation.