Industry Round Up – Refinish Recruitment in 30 seconds – Q3

Who is Who and Where are they?

Let’s face it “The Industry Round Up” is the most anticipated quarterly blog in the Refinish industry, or so I tell my other half.

Q3 has seen some rather important changes with the industry in regard to senior appointments. Congratulations to Steve Bryant and Simon Green for becoming National Sales Managers for HB Body and Mipa Paints respectively. This also sees the promotion of an industry favourite, Derrick Rudd to CEO of Mipa Paints, a brand that has grown exponentially in the last 2 years.

Norton Abrasives has seen 3 new appointments, culminating in the senior appointment of David Wright as Senior Territory Manager. Another notable mention is Damion Curtis as he begins a newly created role of Business Development Director at ACIS.

General Feeling..

Speaking to business across the board, the industry seems to be flourishing and growing in spite of the challenges we face. The only concern relayed to me many times relates to the body shop arena, which is seeing a decrease in apprenticeships being taken up from school leavers.

I will report back in Q4 to keep you up to speed with that as apprentices are the life blood of the body shop. We need to keep them coming through as they are not only todays painters, peppers and polishers but tomorrows technical sales managers and boardroom executives.

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