People In The News

AkzoNobel Announces Management Changes

January 28, 2013

AkzoNobel  announced that Graeme Armstrong will become managing director Surface Chemistry and country director for North America. Armstrong is currently executive committee member responsible for Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I). He succeeds Bob Margevich, who has chosen to go into retirement.

Armstrong will assume his new responsibilities on April 1 and will work alongside Margevich during the first two months to ensure a smooth transition. A process to find a successor for Armstrong in RD&I is ongoing. Armstrong will continue his RD&I responsibilities until a successor is announced.

Armstrong joined AkzoNobel in 2008 following the acquisition of ICI, where he led the company's RD&I function. Prior to joining ICI, Armstrong spent 19 years in the detergents industry for Unilever and JohnsonDiversey.

Related Knowledge Center:

blog comments powered by Disqus