AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - AkzoNobel today announced the
appointment of David Allen as the company's new
Head of Integrated Supply Chain. He will officially take up the position on
October 1, 2013.
Allen joins AkzoNobel from China National Bluestar Group, where he has held
post of Chief Operating Officer since 2009. Prior to joining Bluestar he
previously worked for General Electric Company and Sabic in various
manufacturing and logistics roles. David Allen will report directly to CEO
"We are delighted to have appointed someone of David's calibre and
said AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner. "He brings strong operations,
logistics experience from across Europe, USA, Asia Pacific and China.
"His broad experience in our industries combined with his strong track
improving operational performance will be a valuable addition to our team
continue to take our strategy forward."
Added Allen: "I'm excited to be joining AkzoNobel, a global company with a
strong heritage in manufacturing and distribution and leading market
across the world. I look forward to working with the businesses and the
leadership team to help deliver on the company's strategic ambitions."
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major
of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with
innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers
our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux,
International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are
consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability.
operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world
committed to delivering leading products and technologies to meet the
demands of our fast-changing world.
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