Dr. Snyder will continue to serve on Axalta's leadership team, while Dr. Roop will be added to the leadership team, both reporting directly to Axalta CEO Robert Bryant.
Dr. Snyder was previously SVP and CTO of Axalta. Before joining Axalta, Dr. Snyder was svp & chief innovation officer at Orion Engineered Carbons where he was responsible for global R&D and quality assurance. From 2008 through 2012, Dr. Snyder was VP, marketing & technology and CTO at H.B. Fuller Company where he oversaw 15 laboratories on four continents.
Dr. Roop has been with Axalta since 2013, starting as technology director, North America and most recently served as VP, Technology Development for the Company's refinish and industrial businesses.
Prior to those roles, Dr. Roop spent more than 20 years in technology and operations positions at DuPont in various polymer and chemical businesses, including DuPont Performance Coatings.