Switzerland’s Acting Consul General Giorgio Pompilio presented the award to Axalta’s VP of Corporate Affairs Robert Ferris at an Oct. 11 ceremony in New York.
On July 1, 2016, Axalta opened its headquarters for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region in Basel, with the aim to place the EMEA headquarters in a central location that truly reflects the regional and international direction of the company.
“Being in the heart of Basel provides us with direct access to a terrific local talent pool in our industry and helps us to attract international experts for each of our businesses,” Ferris said. “At Axalta, we continuously develop our leadership and business management practices, and the Basel headquarters sits squarely at the center of that. We are delighted to have received this recognition and thank S-GE and BaselArea.swiss who nominated us for the Tell Award 2018.
“Axalta is looking to increase its presence in Basel,” Ferris continued. “We are committed to providing our customers with quality, innovation and the delivery of exceptional products, every day. The move to Basel was designed to make all of our employees in the EMEA region even more focused on our customers through improved cross-functional collaboration.”