Press Release.


Axalta Coating Systems Hires Karyn E. Rodriguez as Vice President, Treasurer

August 29, 2013 – Leading human capital consulting firm Morgan Samuels has announced the placement of Karyn E. Rodriguez as Vice President, Treasurer at Axalta Coating Systems. With a focus on retained executive search, Morgan Samuels provides innovative and strategic services focused on identifying, attracting, and retaining top executive talent. In her new position, Ms. Rodriguez will be responsible for developing, structuring, negotiating, and administering working capital throughout the company and its subsidiaries around the world, with the goal of building the global treasury function to a world class function.

Axalta Coating Systems LLC is a $4.3 billion global supplier of coatings to the transportation and industrial sectors. Previously a subsidiary of DuPont, the company was acquired by The Carlyle Group in February 2013. Axalta Coating Systems develops, manufactures, and sells coatings and application products to automobile repair body shops and original equipment manufacturers in the automotive and heavy-duty truck markets around the world. Its strong market positions are supported by global brands, including Standox®, Spies Hecker®, Cromax®, and Imron®.

Ms. Rodriguez was previously Vice President and Treasurer at Avery Dennison Corporation. Prior to working at Avery Dennison, she served as Assistant Treasurer and Manager, Banking and Finance at The Vons Companies, Incorporated, in Arcadia, California, and in management positions at Bankers Trust Company in Los Angeles and at Wachovia Bank and Trust in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Ms. Rodriguez earned an MBA degree in Finance from Duke University and a BA degree in Mathematics and Economics from Smith College.

“Karyn’s years of senior finance experience make her the ideal person to provide the strong leadership needed in this highly visible role at Axalta,” said Diane Gilley, Principal, who led this search along with Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Bert Hensley on behalf of Morgan Samuels for Axalta Coating Systems.

About Morgan Samuels

Morgan Samuels is a leading human capital consulting firm dedicated to helping its clients realize their vision by identifying and solving their most mission critical human capital imperatives. For over 45 years the firm has created and implemented breakthrough human capital strategies that impact companies at the organizational, team and individual levels.

Complementing its core competency in retained executive search, Morgan Samuels offers additional results-driven consulting solutions designed to unleash the power of human capital and revolutionize leadership performance. Whether it’s through identifying, attracting and acquiring best-in-class talent, or developing, equipping and retaining existing critical talent, Morgan Samuels enables its clients to truly innovate, accelerate, and transform – instead of just perform.