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Jim Kavanagh appointed as Managing Director of Industrial Coatings, AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has appointed Jim Kavanagh as its new Managing Director of 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 the 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.” 

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