Dr. Roop is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Roop has been with Axalta since 2013 in expanding roles of responsibility in the technology organization. He began at Axalta as Technology Director, North America and most recently served as Vice President, Technology Development for the Company’s Refinish and Industrial businesses. Prior to those roles, Dr. Roop spent more than twenty years in technology and operations positions at DuPont in various polymer and chemical businesses, including DuPont Performance Coatings. Dr. Roop received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University and holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.