TROY, Mich., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AkzoNobel, the global decorative paints, coatings and chemicals company, is celebrating Women’s History Month by announcing that it is the Platinum Sponsor for the non-profit Women’s Industry Network (WIN).
WIN is dedicated to encouraging, developing and cultivating opportunities to attract women to vehicle collision repair. WIN recognizes excellence, promotes leadership, and fosters a network among women who are shaping the industry.
Doug Holmberg, Vehicle Refinishes Business Director for AkzoNobel in North America, says that he is extremely proud of AkzoNobel’s longstanding relationship with WIN.
“AkzoNobel is a strong proponent of our industry and the advancement of diversity within it. Many of WIN’s founders and current leaders were first recognized by AkzoNobel through the Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry program, began in 1999; and, today administered under the stewardship of WIN. As a result of this history, we were the first and primary corporate mentor for WIN as it aspired to be the only association in the North America collision repair industry specifically focused on the advancement of women at all strata. This sponsorship demonstrates our appreciation of their work,” says Holmberg.