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Axalta Continues Its Commitment to Women’s Industry Network on 10th Anniversary

May 9, 2016
By Business Wire News


Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce its continued support to Women’s Industry Network (WIN) as a Gold Sponsor of WIN’s 2016 Annual Educational Conference, held on May 2-4, in Tampa, Florida. Axalta was also a sponsor of the conference’s keynote address and the Most Influential Women Award that was presented at the WIN Gala on Tuesday, May 3.

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WIN keynote speaker, Gold Medalist and 7-time U.S. Olympian Shannon Miller (center), poses with Axal ...

WIN keynote speaker, Gold Medalist and 7-time U.S. Olympian Shannon Miller (center), poses with Axalta WIN members. (Photo: Axalta)

Axalta has supported WIN since its inception in 2006. The company has a history of employees that have served on committees and, currently, Petra Schroeder ─ Axalta Industry Relations Manager, serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors and is the incoming Chair.

“We are pleased to show our commitment to an organization tailored to the unique role of women in the collision repair industry,” said Schroeder. “2016 is Axalta’s 150th anniversary, so we’re excited to ‘share a birthday’ with WIN and look forward to continuing to cultivate our partnership with this much-needed not-for-profit organization well into the future.”

WIN has a membership of more than 400 professionals. Its mission is to encourage, develop and cultivate opportunities to attract women to the collision repair industry and to provide a unique setting to network, share perspectives, challenges and ideas.

To learn more about WIN, visit

About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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