Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Snyder is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Axalta Coating Systems. Before joining Axalta, Dr. Snyder was Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer at Orion Engineered Carbons where he was responsible for global R&D and quality assurance. Orion’s carbon black products play a key role in the manufacture of paints and coatings as well as plastics, printing inks, adhesives, sealants and tires. From 2008 through 2012, Dr. Snyder was Vice President, Marketing & Technology and Chief Technology Officer at H.B. Fuller Company where he oversaw 15 laboratories on four continents. At Celanese between 2007 and 2008, he was Global Technology Director for the company’s emulsions and polyvinyl alcohol division. From 1990 to 2006, he held a number of positions of increasingly broad scope and responsibility at Rohm and Haas. Dr. Snyder holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Harvard University, a M.B.A. from Temple University and B.S. and M.S degrees in chemistry from Emory University.