AkzoNobel Announces New Director Appointment
Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it has appointed Simon Parker as Managing Director for its Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings business unit.
The company reports that Parker has 24 years of experience with AkzoNobel, including a string of senior leadership positions. Most recently, Parker held the position of managing director of industrial coatings, but as also lead the powder coatings and vehicle refinishes divisions.
According to the emailed press release, Parker, who is a keen sailor himself, is determined to ensure that the marine, protective and yacht coatings business unit retains its position as the reportedly most trusted coatings supplier across all three sectors.
“I am delighted to lead such a prestigious division as Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings. As a key unit within AkzoNobel, our brands, including International and Awlgrip, are rightly renowned for stand-out quality and the solutions they provide to customers worldwide,” commented Parker.
“Innovation has always been at its heart and I’m determined that remains the case so that we continue to develop coating solutions that combine the ultimate in performance with tangible sustainable benefits that deliver positive social and environmental impacts and enable our customers to reach their own sustainability goals.
“There is an amazing team in place already—and it will be my privilege to help them continue to drive innovation and change in our industry and to lead by example.”