Villavarayan played key roles in Meritor’s adoption of lean manufacturing, expansion of market share, and entrance into the EV components segment.
Known for his warm personality as well as his relentless pursuit of financial targets, Villavarayan is a strong choice to improve profitability and earnings growth at the 157-year-old coatings manufacturer Axalta.
Sources believed he is a strong fit for the CEO role at the chemical company despite coming from a different industry.
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