Brian Martin Joins AkzoNobel's Automotive Division

Martin is the new business development manager for the division in North America.


AkzoNobel announced the appointment of Brian Martin as business development manager for its Automotive & Specialty Coatings division in North America.

Martin, who has more than two decades of experience in the collision repair sector, reports directly to Dan Carranza, sales director of Automotive & Specialty Coatings for the U.S. and Mexico.

“AkzoNobel is committed to attracting top talent and we are thrilled to have Brian on board,” said Carranza. “Brian’s depth of experience and knowledge in the industry will add a tremendous amount of value to our business.”

In his new role, Martin is expected to be instrumental in the development of dealership collision programs. His responsibilities will include acting as the AkzoNobel brand ambassador to all OEMs, a critical function as vehicles become increasingly technologically sophisticated. His primary task will be to capture and communicate OEM collision repair procedures to clients, ensuring the company stays at the forefront of industry developments.

Martin's appointment comes at a time when the importance of specialized knowledge in OEM procedures is more significant than ever, given the rapid advancements in automotive technology. His expertise has previously been featured in various industry publications, where he discussed topics such as repair planning, paint and material inventory systems, and production processes.

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