|From left, Lacey Meer, AkzoNobel Human Resources Manager; Pam Poffenberger of Unikote; Linda Sommerhauser of Autobody Color Company; Kim Snyder of the Body Parts Store; Jim Turpin accepting for Eileen May of Nyquist; Yen Hoang of UYL Color Supply, and Doug Holmberg Business Director AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes in North America.|
Norcross, Georgia — October 17, 2014 — AkzoNobel recognized five businesses and individuals for their ongoing contributions and support to the Womenâ€™s Industry Network (WIN), during a special portion of the eventâ€™s awards ceremony on Thursday, September 25 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pentagon City, in Washington D.C. The recognition was held in conjunction with the 2014 AkzoNobel Distributor Conference.
The â€œSupporting a Vision â€œAward recipients included:
â€¢ Pam Poffenberger â€“ Unikote
â€¢ Linda Sommerhauser â€“ Autobody Color Company
â€¢ Kim Snyder â€“ The Body Parts Store
â€¢ Eileen May â€“ Nyquist
â€¢ Yen Hoang â€“ UYL Color Supply
â€œA skilled workforce and vigilant leadership are two key attributes for making our industry strong and sustainable,â€ says Doug Holmberg, Business Director for AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes in North America. â€œWe are extremely proud of the active role that many of our distribution partners play in securing the influential role of women in collision repair. WIN was created with a vision of what our industry could be and the roles that women should fulfill in making that vision a reality. The inividuals that we honoured are a shining example of the calibre of leadership for which WIN stands.â€
The AkzoNobel Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry program (MIW) was established in 1999 and became a pioneering endeavor that is today being sustained under the leadership of the WIN organization. WIN formally acquired stewardship of the Most Influential Women program in May 2014.
For more information about the Womenâ€™s Industry Network, please visit womensindustrynetwork.com.