AkzoNobel Wood Coatings has announced the appointments of Bob Averett as OEM business development mManager, SE Asia and Bryan Hodges as color design manager, North America.

Averett will lead the development of the OEM wood coatings business across South-East Asia, where he will continue to deploy his color styling and design expertise, as well as his industry knowledge and practical know-how from concept to commercialization. Together with the Global Color and Design Center, Averett will be offering customers new color development programs.

Hodges will lead the Global Color and Design Center in High Point, N.C. He will be responsible for translating ideas from customer’s Designers and Product Development teams into custom finishes which can be industrialized at manufacture. Hodges will also offer design and trends presentations for customers.

In a press release, AzkoNobel says these appointments build on the joint expertise and experience in manufacturing and color design.

“I’m delighted at the continued opportunity to work with customers in South-East Asia,” Averett said. “Offering new color development programs will ensure processes at manufacturing facilities are optimized.”

“I look forward to the future and leading the Global Color and Design Center into the digital age,” added Hodges.

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