Manager, IT Operations and Technology - North America
Axalta Coating Systems
Chris is the Operations and Technology IT Manager, for North America at Axalta. In this role, he provides strategic IT direction for Axalta’s North American manufacturing and technology sectors across Refinish, OEM, and Industrial Coatings segments. Most recently, Chris led the SAP conversion of the NA Refinish 4.0B SAP R/3 System to the Global 4.6c SAP R/3 system. Prior to this role, Chris was the North America IT Applications Program Manager; overseeing the North America application migrations from DuPont to Axalta. Chris started his career in DuPont as Quality Control laboratory analyst in 1996. Soon after, he held several operations positions at the Yerkes Plant in Buffalo, NY. In 2007, Chris transferred to Wilmington, Delaware to support and drive process improvements in Supply Chain operations utilizing IT solutions. Chris eventually left the operations support role, and from 2010 – 2012, served in the Global IT group as a Supply Chain IT Leader for DuPont’s Photovoltaic Fluorinated Materials (PVFM) business. In 2013, Chris transitioned to Axalta Coating Systems as the North America PMO leader. Chris received his B.S. in Chemistry and M.B.A from Niagara University. He also holds certifications in SAP, Six Sigma, and APICS SCM.