Axalta brings brands together under single management

Axalta has announced the appointment of Jason Hopkins in the newly created role of UK and Ireland country manager, Axalta and U-POL.

He will report to Redhwan Amine, Axalta’s West and North Europe territory business director.

Amine said: “Bringing together both these prestigious businesses under the same management is a global first for Axalta, since the acquisition two years ago. Jason’s previous experience – seven years as UK sales director at U-POL – coupled with his extensive background in sales, his exceptional skills in building strong customer relationships and his laser focus on developing market-leading sales teams means he is perfectly placed to drive business growth and performance in the UK and Irish markets.”

Hopkins said: “I am looking forward to ensuring the Axalta Refinish paint brands and the U-POL brands are the first choice for the refinish industry. I have every confidence that by working closely with our distribution partners and our bodyshop end-users, we’ll deliver mutually beneficial and profitable business growth. I’m looking forward to meeting as many of our customers as possible as quickly as I can.”