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Kavanagh Named Managing Director Of AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings

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Jim Kavanagh

Columbus, OH - Jim Kavanagh has been appointed as Managing Director of AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings. He will lead the strategic direction across a diverse portfolio, including Coil and Extrusion Coatings, Packaging Coatings, Wood Finishes and Wood Adhesives.

Kavanagh joined AkzoNobel in 1990 as a development chemist in the company's Protective Coatings business. During his 32 years with the company, he has held various positions, including roles within product management and marketing. Since 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, Kavanagh said, “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.”

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years, and has manufactured high-performance coatings to meet the needs of the metal construction industry for over 50 years. They offer a complete portfolio of coil and extrusion coating solutions for residential, agricultural, and commercial applications.

AkzoNobel has always focused on giving its customers the best products possible, backed by rigorous testing and quality programs and by unmatched customer service. AkzoNobel coatings are optimally formulated to provide superior protection and durability as well as lasting color. These benefits are proven through many years of research, testing, and use. For more information, visit https://coilcoatings.akzonobel.com/us.

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