Berube is named to top legal post at coating specialist Axalta

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has named Brian Berube senior VP and general counsel, effective July 15. He will be responsible for all legal functions and will report directly to Axalta’s CEO Robert Bryant. The company makes industrial coatings and paints for everything from football helmets to roller coasters.

Berube will go to Axalta after 25 years with Cabot Corp., where he is general counsel. He has served as a key advisor to the CEO, Board of Directors, and senior management on significant corporate and commercial matters and strategic transactions. Before joining Cabot, Berube was a corporate attorney at Choate, Hall & Stewart, a Boston law firm, and a law clerk with the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brian to our leadership team,” said Bryant. “He is a seasoned leader with good judgment and strong global experience in key areas essential to Axalta’s plan for growth, namely M&A, intellectual property, and high value commercial matters. Brian will bring outstanding advocacy skills and a passion for the values that are so important to our company, including strong corporate governance and ethical leadership. I am confident that Brian will be an asset to Axalta as we continue to differentiate ourselves in the dynamic coatings industry and drive our long-term growth strategies.”

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