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AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings welcomes new Managing Director

 Tuesday, January 10, 2023

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Team AkzoNobel is delighted to announce that Jim Kavanagh has been appointed as Managing Director of AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings. Jim will lead the strategic direction across a diverse portfolio, including Coil and Extrusion Coatings, Packaging Coatings, Wood Finishes and Wood Adhesives.

He joined AkzoNobel in 1990 as a development chemist in our Protective Coatings business. During his 32 years with the company, Jim has held various positions, including roles within product management and marketing. From 2000, he worked internationally as a General Manager and Commercial Director based in China, Africa and the UAE. Most recently, he was responsible for leading the Metal Coatings business in EMEA as Regional Commercial Director.

Commenting on his new role, Jim says: “I’m very proud to be leading a business with so many talented individuals and teams across such a diverse and impressive portfolio. I’m looking forward to further developing our capabilities and building on our leading global positions.”

“Innovation, quality, service and partnership – the values that make us the leading brand in wood coatings.”

Industrial Wood Coatings

From kitchen cabinets to flooring, from windows to doors, AkzoNobel team of experts is here to help solve the problems around your project to create effective and efficient tailored solutions.

AkzoNobel supplies sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. That’s why everything here starts with People. Planet. Paint. This world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. AkzoNobel is active in more than 150 countries and have set their sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what the customers expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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