International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Randy Bauknecht to serve as senior account executive over protective coatings sales in Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas.

A coatings-industry veteran for more than 30 years, Bauknecht previously worked as a distributor and manufacturer’s representative for International’s Protective and Marine divisions for six years. Prior to that, he worked at Corrosion Control, Inc. for five years and various other high-performance coatings companies since 1974.

In his new post, Bauknecht will help direct the company’s long-term efforts for developing brand awareness and growth of International’s high-performance protective coatings sales in the industrial and commercial building markets throughout that region.

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