Kansai Plascon Africa has undertaken steps to align the organisation to meet the present and future needs of the customers. According to Kansai Plascon's CEO, Nauman Malik, the move will further entrench Kansai Plascon's leadership position as the number one coatings company in Africa.
"The realignment will allow the organisation to focus further on its expansion plans and its aim to continue leading the industry through new product innovations and focused long-term strategies."
Neil Davies has been appointed chief financial officer. With 32 years of experience, Davies will continue to be part of the Executive Leadership Team of Kansai Plascon. Doug Thomas has been named as executive director Corporate Strategy - a team which offers in-depth knowledge of key business areas. Thomas will continue to be part of the Executive Leadership Team and contributes a wealth of experience and thorough knowledge of the business.
Human Resources executive
Alan Singh has been appointed group executive of Human Resources. With 18 years of technical and manufacturing experience, Singh will join the Executive Leadership Team and will be responsible for all strategic and operational initiatives. He will also continue as senior executive manufacturing until an executive director of operations has been appointed in early 2013. The new executive director operations will be responsible for all manufacturing and supply chain functions across Kansai.
Previously the managing director of International Colour Corporation, Trudi Neill has been named as executive director decorative coatings. With over 20 years of marketing experience with Plascon and other leading South African and international brands, Neill will be responsible for all decorative sales and marketing activities.
Automotive and Industrial coatings
Dominic Watson has been appointed group executive performance coatings. With 31 years of cross functional experience, including technical and commercial, Watson will join the Executive Leadership Team. The performance coatings team will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities of automotive, industrial and protective coatings.
Ebrahim Mohamed, who has 30 years of experience in both South Africa and the continent, will continue as the executive director African operations, as well as being part of the Executive Leadership Team. Carlos Costa will continue as executive director technical and procurement. With 27 years of experience in coatings technical and sales in Africa and Europe, Costa will continue as part of the Executive Leadership Team.
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