Dan Knight joins Axalta as VP and GM of Dura Coat Products
Dan Knight will join Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global
supplier of liquid and powder coatings, in their Industrial
Coatings segment as the Vice President and General Manager for Dura Coat
Axalta purchased a majority stake in Dura Coat this past summer
and will acquire the remaining outstanding shares by January 2019,
subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing
conditions. Founded in 1986, Dura Coat has developed a leadership
position in the market via its singular focus on overcoming
customer challenges through innovation. Well-known Dura Coat brands
include Durapon, Ceranamel and the XT series of specialty
"Product innovation has always been Dura Coat's key strength."
says Dr. Myung K. Hong, president of Dura Coat Products. "With the
synergies that are possible through the acquisition, we welcome Dan
to lead the smooth integration of the two companies. We continue to
be vigilant about our customer service while looking forward to
increased product research and development."
Knight comes to Axalta with 25 years of experience in
sales, marketing and R&D management in the coil and extrusion
coatings markets. Knight will work directly with Hong to
continue to integrate the Dura Coat business into Axalta while
working to expand the business both in North America and globally.
Key priorities for Knight and the management team of Dura Coat
will be maintaining the product innovation and exceptional customer
service that Dura Coat is well known for, while taking advantage of
the significant synergies that Axalta offers Dura Coat.