AkzoNobel has announced the appointment of David Allen as the company’s new Head of Integrated Supply Chain. He will officially take up the position on October 1, 2013.

Allen joins AkzoNobel from China National Bluestar Group, where he has held the post of chief operating officer since 2009. Prior to joining Bluestar, he previously worked for General Electric Company and Sabic in various operations, manufacturing and logistics roles. Allen will report directly to Ton Büchner, AkzoNobel CEO.

“We are delighted to have appointed someone of David’s calibre and standing,”  Büchner said. “He brings strong operations, manufacturing and logistics experience from across Europe, USA, Asia Pacific and China. His broad experience in our industries, combined with his strong track record in improving operational performance, will be a valuable addition to our team as we continue to take our strategy forward.”

Allen said he is equally excited to be joining AkzoNobel, "a global company with a strong heritage in manufacturing and distribution and leading market positions across the world. I look forward to working with the businesses and the leadership team to help deliver on the company's strategic ambitions.”