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Axalta, Penn State and Jeff Gordon Unveil New Partnership Details and Specially Designed Race Car at 3:45pm on Tuesday, April 14

By Business Wire News   

Axalta Coating Systems:



Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion

Charlie Shaver, Axalta Coating Systems Chairman and CEO

Eric J. Barron, Penn State President

Charles H. Whiteman, Dean of Penn State Smeal College of Business

Amr Salah Elnashai, Dean of Penn State College of Engineering

Olga Vinogradova, junior, chemical engineering, College of Engineering



Press conference and campus celebration, including a short on-campus drive by NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon in a specially designed car.


3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14



Smeal College of Business (map), 210 Business Bldg., University Park, Pa.

Members of the media are asked to arrive in the following designated parking areas no later than 3:30 p.m. on April 14.

Non-broadcast media: Parking is available at the East Parking Deck (map).

Broadcast media: Please park vans in lot Green G (map) across Shortlidge Road from the Business Building. Overflow media van parking will be in lot Yellow E (map) at the corner of Shortlidge and Curtin Roads.

— Additional parking is available in Penn State’s Stadium West lot (map) and in the Jordan East lot (map).



To officially launch the partnership between Axalta and Penn State, featuring special guest, Jeff Gordon, to drive awareness and support for STEM and business education. Details of the partnership will be shared at press conference and the specially branded race car that Gordon will drive at the “Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400” will be unveiled. Gordon will also drive the new car through the campus to the Berkey Creamery, for a special ending to the day. Learn more about the car’s route and the event at the Creamery here.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Members of the media are invited to attend all activities. PSU students, alumni, family and friends are encouraged to join us on campus for the parade and at the Creamery.

Axalta Coating Systems
Danielle Ruess-Saltz, 267-978-7688
Monica Jones, 814-207-4155


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