AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings has appointed Jim Kavanagh as its managing director.

AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings has appointed Jim Kavanagh as its managing director. Kavanagh will be responsible for several sectors, including coil and extrusion coatings, packaging coatings, wood finishes and wood adhesives.

Kavanagh joined AkzoNobel in 1990 as a developmental chemist in its protective coatings business. Throughout his 32 years at the company, he has held various positions, including roles within product management and marketing, and metal coatings, among others.

“I’m very proud to lead a business with so many talented individuals and teams across such a diverse and impressive portfolio,” says Kavanagh. “I’m looking forward to further developing our capabilities and building on our leading global positions.”