Axalta Coating Systems has appointed Mike Carr vice-president, and president, North America. He will report to Axalta chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver and be responsible for the company’s business in the US and Canada. He joins Axalta from Johnson Controls Power Solutions division where he was most recently vice-president and general manager for the US and Canada. During his tenure at Johnson Controls he also held numerous roles of increasing responsibility in general management and sales including roles in South America and Europe. Early in his career he worked for Exide Technologies, Armstrong World Industries and General Battery Corporation.