International Paint LLC, a division of AkzoNobel, has hired Doug Kirkner to serve as high value infrastructure/fire protection engineering sales manager throughout the Northeastern U.S. Kirkner was recruited by International Paint to help direct the company’s long-term efforts for developing brand awareness and growth of International’s high-performance protective and fire protection coatings within the commercial building markets in that region.

Before joining International Paint, Kirkner served as senior architectural fireproofing salesman at W.R. Grace for 20 years. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from West Chester University, in West Chester, PA, and is a certified construction product representative of Construction Specification Institute. Kirkner is the recipient of the W.R. Grace Salesmaster, Vision and Ottinger awards, and is a member of the Structural Engineers Society of New York and Construction Specification Institute.

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