Press Release.


Sean M. Lannon Joins Axalta Coating Systems as Vice President, Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

September 13, 2013 – Leading human capital consulting firm Morgan Samuels has announced the placement of Sean M. Lannon as Vice President, Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer 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 this key position, Mr. Lannon will be responsible for all global corporate accounting and financial reporting activities.

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®.

Mr. Lannon comes to Axalta from Styron, LLC, where he was Vice President and Global Controller, Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Styron, he was Senior Manager, Financial Reporting for Endo Pharmaceuticals and, previously, Senior Manager, Audit – Assurance for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Lannon has a BS degree in Accounting from Philadelphia University.

“Sean possesses an impeccable accounting background and is just the kind of hands-on leader to help make Axalta’s finance organization best-in-class,” 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.