Monday 23rd Oct 2017 - Logistics Manager

AkzoNobel promotes supply chain chief

AkzoNobel has promoted David Allen, its integrated supply chain leader, to its executive committee as part of a restructuring of the top management of the business.

Allen will also take on direct responsibility for the Paints & Coatings operations – including all manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, site management, health and safety, and procurement as part of the changes.

The company said the changes were designed to drive operational excellence, increase customer focus, and build further momentum and speed into the organisation.

Ruud Joosten has become chief operating officer Paints & Coatings. Working with CEO Thierry Vanlancker, he will lead the Performance Coatings and Decorative Paints businesses.

Vanlancker said: “With Ruud Joosten stepping up as our new COO and David Allen joining our executive committee in the role of integrated supply chain leader, this new Executive Committee will be faster to drive integrated business planning and quick decision making. It will also enable optimal alignment between business needs and operational and supply chain delivery.”