International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has appointed Neil Plowman to the position of Marine and Protective Coatings general manager, Americas. In this role, Plowman will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight to all aspects of the company’s financials and investments, supply chain sales, R&D, operations, and marketing efforts throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America.

Plowman has 25 years of experience within International Paint’s worldwide business, serving Western Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and the UK. He began his career at International Paint in 1987 as a sales representative for the company’s specialty coatings brand. He moved to Yacht Coatings in 1989, where he worked his way through a number of sales, marketing and product management positions until he was named International Paint’s Worldwide Yacht Coatings general manager in 2005.

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