Akzo Nobel has named Jo Lennartz director of technology. Formerly general manager of the company’s functional chemicals business, he will be succeeded by Bob Margevich, currently general manager of Akzo Nobel polymer chemicals. Alan Kwek presently manager of powder coatings activities in Asia Pacific will in turn take over at polymer chemicals.
In his new role Lennartz will be responsible for establishing links and interacting with relevant external technology and science communities, as well as leading the development of the technology community within Akzo Nobel.
Margevich has approximately 30 years experience in the international chemicals business and has been general manger of Akzo Nobel polymer chemicals since 2003.
Kwek joined Akzo Nobel after of the acquisition of Courtaulds in 1998, where he held a regional role for marine and protective coatings in Asia.