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AkzoNobel Appoints Ricardo Rosso as Pontiac Site Manager

March 27, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Mar. 27, 2023 — AkzoNobel (AKZA; AKZOY) announces a new site manager for Pontiac Automotive and Specialty Coatings. Ricardo Rosso accepted the position, effective March 1, 2023. He started with AkzoNobel in 2011 in Brazil and then joined our North America team (NAM) in 2018 as the production manager for Marine, Protective and Yacht (MPY) Coatings at our Houston, Texas factory. Previously, he held various roles in our supply chain, logistics and manufacturing teams and has supported several projects across the wood, packaging and coil business segments.

Ricardo reports to Nate Norris, NAM manufacturing and supply chain director, who stated: “As the Pontiac site manager, Ricardo leads all manufacturing operations to ensure our supply chain has continuous improvement. Ricardo brings excellent experience and skills to Pontiac, and I look forward to what he will accomplish as he leads our talented people.”

Ricardo Russo

Ricardo Rosso, Pontiac Automotive and Specialty Coatings site manager said: “I am excited about the opportunity to lead the AkzoNobel Pontiac workforce. It has been wonderful to be a part of the AkzoNobel Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) transformation, and continuously grow my career and skills for the past 13 years. I look forward to helping drive more supply chain improvements in my new role for our customers.” 


About AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. That’s why everything we do starts with People. Planet. Paint. Our world-class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

Abbey Dennis

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