Pieter Schoehuijs has been appointed as AkzoNobel's new Chief
Information Officer (CIO). He took up the position on May 1.
A Dutch national, Pieter (44) joined the company from Church & Dwight
Corporation in New Jersey in the US, where he held the position of VP
& CIO. Prior to this position, he was the Global IT Director at BASF
Catalyst, formerly Engelhard, also located in the US.
Pieter brings to AkzoNobel a wealth of international IT experience
gained in a number of industries, including consumer goods, chemicals
and general manufacturing.
He succeeds Gerard Helmink, who has held various positions across
Information Technology within the company for more than 40 years.
Gerard will support Pieter with the transition into his new role,
prior to retiring later this year.
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AkzoNobel is proud to be one of the world's leading industrial
companies. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we make and supply a
wide range of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals - 2008 revenue
totaled Â¤15.4 billion. In fact, we are the largest global paints and
coatings company. As a major producer of specialty chemicals we
supply industries worldwide with quality ingredients for life's
essentials. We think about the future, but act in the present. We're
passionate about introducing new ideas and developing sustainable
answers for our customers. That's why our 60,000 employees - who are
based in more than 80 countries - are committed to excellence and
delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today(TM).
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