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Axalta Names Tyrone Michael Jordan To Board of Directors

Former President and COO of DURA Automotive Systems brings deep mobility expertise to the Axalta board.


Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has announced that Tyrone Michael Jordan (TJ) has been appointed to its board of directors, effective immediately. He will serve on the company’s Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. 


“We are extremely pleased to welcome TJ to the Axalta Board of Directors and look forward to his contributions in helping Axalta achieve its ambitious growth agenda,” said Mark Garrett, Axalta’s board chair. “As an accomplished leader in the global mobility and aerospace industries, TJ brings valuable experience and insights relevant to Axalta’s Mobility business, as well as a strong international and innovation background.” 

With the appointment of Jordan, Axalta’s Board is composed of 10 directors, all with unique backgrounds and experience in areas important to Axalta’s business, including executive leadership, finance, audit, management consulting and global operations, and in relevant industries, including specialty chemicals and several of Axalta’s end markets.


“TJ’s experience scaling new technologies makes him an ideal addition to our Board as Axalta continues to leverage our best-in-class technologies to grow our businesses globally,” added Robert Bryant, Axalta’s CEO. “TJ’s counsel will be invaluable as we execute on the strategy that we announced at our recent Capital Markets Day event in May.”

Jordan is the former president and chief operating officer of DURA Automotive Systems, a Tier 1 supplier of mechatronic control systems for hybrid/electric vehicle systems, Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and luxury trim systems for premier automotive brands, where he was responsible for strategic growth, innovation, technology and six sigma operational initiatives across the global enterprise, including operations in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Under his leadership, DURA instituted new electric vehicle/hybrid intelligent technologies and an operational excellence transformation strategy to ensure the efficiency and flexibility needed to thrive during the next technological period of mobility evolution.


Jordan joined DURA in 2015, following an accomplished 30-year career which included executive roles at General Motors Corp. (GM) and United Technologies Corp. (UTC). While at GM, which included assignments living internationally in Brazil, China and Mexico, Jordan held a variety of leadership positions in operations, business development, mergers and acquisitions, engineering, strategy, and new innovation & technology product development, ultimately serving as GM’s executive vice president, Global Operations and Customer Experience. Jordan also served UTC in prominent roles that included global senior vice president, Operations and Supply Chain, Aerospace Systems.

Jordan received his Executive Aerospace & Defense Master of Business Administration (ADMBA) in Operations, Strategy & Finance with Highest Distinction from the Haslam Business School at the University of Tennessee, a B.S. in Pre-law from Eastern Michigan University, and a BASc in Industrial Engineering Technology from Purdue University. 


Jordan currently serves on the boards of directors of Oshkosh Corp., TPI Composites, Inc. and Trinity Industries Inc. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Business of Eastern Michigan University.