HOUSTON – International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company and a provider of high-performance protective coatings, linings, and fire protection products, has named Neil Plowman the company’s new Marine & Protective Coatings General Manager, Americas.     

Plowman will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight to all aspects of the company’s financials and investments, supply chain sales, R&D, operations, and marketing efforts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America. 

Plowman has 25 years of experience within the International Paint Worldwide business, serving Western Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the United Kingdom. Having begun his career at International Paint in 1987 as a Sales Representative for the company’s specialty coatings brand, he moved to Yacht Coatings in 1989, where he quickly worked his way through a number of sales, marketing and product management positions until he was named International Paint’s Worldwide Yacht Coatings General Manager in 2005.