Axalta Coating Systems has appointed Dan Key as senior vice president, Operations and Supply Chain.

Key will oversee Axalta's manufacturing network of 35 production facilities and 6,000 people working on six continents. He also will be responsible for the delivery of products to customers around the world.

"I'm excited to have Dan join Axalta in such a key global position," said Axalta chairman and CEO, Charlie Shaver. Our customers depend on Axalta to deliver quality products that are manufactured to the highest standards and delivered on time.

"Dan's extensive operations experience will enable us to continue to meet customer expectations and enable them to rely on Axalta's products each and every day.

"With experience working in industries adjacent to ours, Dan is also well suited to identify opportunities to enhance productivity and efficiencies while maintaining our commitment to safety and minimising our environmental footprint."

Key joins Axalta from Sigma-Aldrich, where he served as vice president and chief supply chain officer, overseeing global operations at 53 sites with more than 5,000 employees.

Prior to Sigma-Aldrich, he was vice president for Integrated Supply Chain at UOP, a Honeywell company.

At Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Key was vice president first for its Global Manufacturing Inks and Adhesive Resins Division and then its Global Manufacturing Coatings and Inks Division.