Management

AkzoNobel releases 2019 Q4 and full-year results

The 2019 result show the transformation on track, with further step up in profitability, despite softer end market demand. Q4 highlights Adjusted operating income up 23% to €223 million...
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Mark Cunningham appointed General Manager SYMACH Australia

Mark Cunningham has been appointed as SYMACH’s General Manager in Australia, overseeing and supporting SYMACH activities in the region. His more than 20 years-experience in the motor trade, working...
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Exclusive Breaking News – AMA Group joins Waste Motive Initiative

Within days of Plastfix launching Waste Motive, one of the industry’s most important sustainability initiatives, AMA Group issued a statement announcing that it has joined the industry-leading program as...
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Capricorn Rising Stars apprentice competition returns for 2020

The Capricorn Rising Stars search for Australia’s most promising automotive apprentice returns in 2020. Proudly supported by Capricorn Preferred Suppliers Castrol, Repco, Autodata Training, The Workshop Whisperer and TaT,...
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AAAA expansion to drive strategic growth and member value

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has created two new senior leadership roles, designed to add further membership value and drive strategic opportunities that will benefit the broader industry....
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Suncorp provides update on natural hazard costs

Suncorp recently released an update to the Australian Stock Exchange in relation to the recent environmental events. Here is an overview of the statement. Suncorp has declared two storm...
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PPG reports fourth quarter sales up versus 2018

Above market refinish performance in US and Canada. PPG reported fourth quarter 2019 net sales of nearly $3.7 billion, up approximately 1 percent versus the prior year. Net sales...
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Kristian Aquilina to lead GM Holden

The leader of GM Holden’s commercial operations, Kristian Aquilina, is appointed Interim Chairman and Managing Director, GM Holden, succeeding Dave Buttner, who is leaving the company for personal reasons....
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Chancey Hagerty named VP global automotive refinish at PPG

PPG announced that Chancey Hagerty, current PPG vice president, global industrial coatings, will become vice president, global automotive refinish coatings effective March 1. Reporting to Tim Knavish, PPG executive...
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Automated Headlight Repairs takes a giant step with Plastfix

The National Collision Repairer was granted exclusive access to one of the most significant collision repair industry events in recent memory hosted by, Professor Emad Gad, Dean of School...
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