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David Allen new Head of Integrated Supply Chain for AkzoNobel


David Allen new Head of Integrated Supply Chain for AkzoNobel

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/13 -- 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 the post of Chief Operating Officer since 2009. Prior to joining Bluestar he previously worked for General Electric Company and Sabic in various operations, manufacturing and logistics roles. David Allen will report directly to CEO Ton Buechner.

"We are delighted to have appointed someone of David's calibre and standing," said AkzoNobel CEO Ton Buechner. "He brings strong operations, manufacturing and logistics experience from across Europe, USA, Asia Pacific and China.

"His broad experience in our industries combined with his strong track record in improving operational performance will be a valuable addition to our team as we 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 positions 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 producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to delivering leading products and technologies to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing world.

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