AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2013) - AkzoNobel today announced that
Graeme Armstrong will become Managing Director
Surface Chemistry and Country Director for North America. Armstrong is
Executive Committee member responsible for Research, Development, and
(RD&I). He succeeds Bob Margevich, who has chosen to go into retirement.
Armstrong will assume his new responsibilities on April 1 and will work
alongside Margevich during the first two months to ensure a smooth
process to find a successor for Armstrong in RD&I is ongoing. Armstrong
continue his RD&I responsibilities until a successor is announced.
Armstrong joined AkzoNobel in 2008 following the acquisition of ICI, where
led the company's RD&I function. Prior to joining ICI, Armstrong spent 19
in the detergents industry for Unilever and JohnsonDiversey.
"I would like to congratulate Graeme with his new role," said Ton
of AkzoNobel. "It was his clear wish to return to a business role,
highly successful tenure as head of our RD&I activities. On behalf of
the Executive Committee, I would like to wish Graeme luck in his new
and thank Bob for his invaluable contributions to the company."
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