Akzo Nobel Announces Management Changes: Jo Lennartz
August 10, 2007
Akzo Nobel Announces Management Changes
Akzo Nobel has named Jo Lennartz the company’s new director of technology. Two further management changes resulting from his appointment have also been confirmed.
Formerly general manager of the company’s functional chemicals business, Lennartz will officially take up his new position on September 1. He will be succeeded by Bob Margevich, currently general manager of Akzo Nobel polymer chemicals. Alan Kwek, presently manager of the powder coatings activities in Asia Pacific-will in turn take over at polymer chemicals.
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