Meet Matt Barkett -
Matt Barkett

Matt Barkett

Senior Managing Director Dix & Eaton


Since joining Dix & Eaton in 2005, Matt Barkett has played key roles in numerous high-impact engagements, leading communications efforts during the Sago mine and Upper Big Branch mine accidents in West Virginia plus the Colgan Air crash outside Buffalo. Matt also counseled Northwest Airlines during a strike by the airline’s mechanics and advised Southwest Airlines during its acquisition of AirTran Airways, now continuing to support labor relations initiatives through the integration of those two airlines.

He also advised London-based Imperial Chemical Industries on its $16 billion mergers with Dutch coatings giant AkzoNobel, including the development and direction of all transaction and crisis communications activities for the company’s North American Paints Division. Matt’s team also advised AkzoNobel in the subsequent divestiture of the North American Paints Division to Pittsburgh-based PPG.

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