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Kindley joins AkzoNobel color design, trends team

Industry veteran has more than 35 years of color styling experience

HIGH POINT – Finishing materials supplier AkzoNobel announced that furniture industry veteran Terry Kindley has joined its wood coatings color design and trends team based here.

Terry KindleyTerry Kindley

He comes to the company from Valspar and Lilly Industrial Coatings, where he worked in the color design division for 35 years. He also has run his own art business, Terry Kindley Fine Art in Thomasville, N.C., since 1975.

"Terry’s industry knowledge and expertise has allowed him to quickly become a member of our team,” said Bob Averett, global color marketing manager for AkzoNobel’s wood coatings business. “Having an on-staff artist of his caliber will enable us to expand the types of designs we can offer our customers.

"Bringing top-level talent, such as Terry, on board demonstrates our commitment to hire the very best people – not just in North America, but around the world," Averett added. "Our customers trust that we will collaboratively work with them to ensure they have a desirable and production-viable finish design. On the manufacturing end, we provide custom formulated products and manufacturing support to make certain their finished designs come off the line efficiently and consistently. That's our core strength – we're with our customers from start to perfect finish."

Kindley, who reports to Averett, said, "I'm very excited to have joined AkzoNobel's wood coatings business. Having competed against this team for many years, I have a great deal of respect for the level of talent, skill and experience they have. It's an honor to be a part of a team that continues to push today’s boundaries for color design and trend setting."

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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