William Cook

Mr. Cook has served as an independent director of Axalta since May 2019 and served as Axalta's Board Chair from August 2021 through December 2022. He served as the Executive Chairman of the Board for Donaldson Company, Inc. from 2015 to 2016 until his retirement; served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2015; and was the President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2005. Throughout his 35-year career at Donaldson, a technology-driven global company that designs and manufactures innovative filtration systems and their replacement parts, Mr. Cook served in numerous senior executive positions in both the U.S. and Europe, including as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, International.  Mr. Cook has been a Director of Mativ Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as Neenah, Inc.), a specialty materials company, since 2016 and is currently a member of the Audit Committee. He previously served as the non-Executive Chairman of Neenah, Inc. until 2022.  Previously, Mr. Cook served on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Valspar Corporation from 2010-2017 and on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of IDEX Corporation from 2008-2022. Mr. Cook holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).