Following the recent launch of International Paint branded Protective Coatings Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, International Paint LLC has named the management team responsible for overseeing U.S. operations. Gary Ferguson has been named vice president distributor sales and store operations, and Nick Butler has been named manager, store operations.
Ferguson is responsible for managing all U.S. Protective Coatings Centers’ operations including all distributor sales initiatives. He is an AkzoNobel veteran of more than 28 years, having most recently served in the Decorative Paints North America division as regional manager, sales and operations for the Northeast region. He also held multiple sales and operations positions, including national accounts manager for Canada.
Butler will lead the Protective Coatings Centers’ team in delivering customer service excellence, training and development, procedural compliance, and strict adherence to HSE&S standards. He has served the AkzoNobel Decorative Paints North America division for more than 23 years, holding a number of field management positions in the US, with specific focus in the operational management of Company-owned stores.
The Protective Coatings Centers will support and enhance International Paint’s reach to customers throughout North America by more than 200 percent, and provide a more streamlined, integrated process for purchasing the brand’s full range of International Paint and Devoe Coatings high-performance protective coatings, linings, and fire-protection products. In addition, the fully-stocked facilities will provide customers with unprecedented services including onsite color and tinting assistance, hassle-free ordering and invoicing, flexible pick-up and delivery options, and direct access to International Paint’s superior technical engineering, and customer service support teams.