He had been serving as interim CEO since October 2018. Bryant was also appointed to serve on Axalta's Board of Directors.
"Over the past two months, Robert has seamlessly stepped into the role of interim CEO and led the company in a challenging market environment,” said Charlie Shaver, Axalta’s chairman of the board. “Having worked closely with him over the past six years, I am extremely confident in his ability to lead Axalta effectively as our permanent CEO."
"I appreciate the Board's confidence in me and am honored to continue working alongside a talented management team and dedicated employees to build on Axalta's well-deserved reputation for customer service and innovation,” Bryant said.
The company also named Sean Lannon CFO on a permanent basis, effective immediately.
He had been serving as VP and interim CFO since October 2018.
"Sean's business and financial acumen, years of experience working in increasingly senior finance roles at Axalta, and extensive background in financial reporting make him a great fit to succeed me as Axalta's CFO,” Bryant said.