Axalta Coating Systems has unveiled Matthew Winokur as VP sustainability, with Robert Ferris becoming VP corporate affairs and chief communications officer.

Winokur will work with Axalta’s business leaders, customers and other stakeholders to integrate, optimise and communicate the company’s sustainability initiatives associated with its supply chain, manufacturing, coatings, product application technologies and CSR programmes.

During the course of almost 13 years at Honeywell, Ferris was chief spokesman on all global corporate and financial media, developed and executed a corporate thought leadership strategy and was a member of its global communications leadership council and global government relations team.

Before joining Honeywell, he served as an SVP at The GCI Group, a global PR Agency in New York, providing counsel to firms on corporate and capital market strategic issues including M&A, IPOs, crisis communications and regulatory compliance.

Winokur joined Axalta in 2013 and has been responsible for the company’s external and internal facing communications including the website, corporate responsibility programmes, corporate marketing and external and internal communications strategy.

Prior to Axalta, he was executive vice president of Ogilvy Public Relations where he managed global reputation campaigns for government and corporate clients.

Previously, he held a series of positions at Philip Morris International and The Altria Group of Companies.