AkzoNobel appoints Joosten responsible Decorative Paints

AkzoNobel appoints Joosten responsible for Decorative Paints

11:16 AM, 21st February 2013
AkzoNobel appoints Joosten responsible for Decorative Paints
Ruud Joosten, Executive Committee member responsible for Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel.

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel appointed Ruud Joosten as Executive Committee member responsible for Decorative Paints with effect from the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26 April 2013. He will succeed Tex Gunning, Member of the Board of Management, who will step down and retire. Ruud Joosten is currently Managing Director of Pulp and Performance Chemicals within the Specialty Chemicals Business Area.

Ruud Joosten has extensive experience in Decorative Paints and has been responsible for both mature and high growth regions. In his most recent role, he managed a truly global business in the Specialty Chemicals Business Area. In his new assignment, he will concentrate on adapting Decorative Paints Europe to the challenging market environment and on further expanding Decorative Paints’ presence in key growth markets.

“The future of Decorative Paints is in very good hands. Ruud is a highly competent manager with a strong track record throughout the organization. On behalf of the Executive Committee, I wish Ruud every success in his new role. I would also like to thank Tex for his excellent service to the company and wish him a happy retirement,” said Ton Buchner, CEO, AkzoNobel.

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