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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