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AkzoNobel Appoints Simon Parker As New Director Of Its Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings Business Unit


As AkzoNobel furthers its commitment to developing products and solutions that set new standards in innovation and sustainability, it is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Parker to lead its Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings business unit as Managing Director. 

He brings unparalleled expertise to the role as a result of his 24 years with AkzoNobel’s coatings businesses - which has encompassed a string of senior leadership positions.

Most recently Managing Director of Industrial Coatings, Simon has also led the Powder Coatings and Vehicle Refinishes divisions.

As a keen sailor, Simon is determined to ensure that AkzoNobel’s Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings business unit retains its position as the most trusted coatings supplier across all three sectors.

He comments: “I am delighted to lead such a prestigious division as Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings. As a key unit within AkzoNobel, our brands, including International® and Awlgrip®, are rightly renowned for stand-out quality and the solutions they provide to customers worldwide.

“Innovation has always been at its heart and I’m determined that remains the case so that we continue to develop coating solutions that combine the ultimate in performance with tangible sustainable benefits that deliver positive social and environmental impacts and enable our customers to reach their own sustainability goals.

“There is an amazing team in place already - and it will be my privilege to help them continue to drive innovation and change in our industry and to lead by example.”