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AkzoNobel Sikkens Acoat selected 18th Annual Summer Conference is Minneapolis-Bound


Members of the AkzoNobel Sikkens Acoat selected National Performance Group will gather Aug. 17-19 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minn. This group is comprised of leaders from throughout North America representing some of the largest and most progressive collision repair centers in the North American market today, according to AkzoNobel.

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The 2011 summer program will follow the group’s legacy of knowledge sharing. In addition to performance benchmarking with their peers, participants will also attend classes such as:

• Lead or Get Out of the Way – This program will be led by G.B. Outlaw of G.B. Outlaw and Associates noted for enabling effectiveness in organizational change management.
• So, You Have a Facebook Page…Now What? – Led by Helen Todd founder of Socially Squared, a leading communication firm that specializes in social meida, participants will learn how to use and apply proven Facebook marketing strategies and techniques to grow a fan base and overall business with a meaningful Facebook presence.


• 2011 Occupational Safety and Health Issues in the Collision Repair Industry – Will provide participants clear direction about roles and responsibilities when it comes to occupational safety in the workplace. This program will be lead by Michael Rumley with AkzoNobel’s Health Safety & Environmental organization.

The group will also have the opportunity to tour the 3M Innovation Center and Lab. 3M has more than 6,500 scientists and engineers in the R&D community. The work that is done in the center spans from abrasives and optics to nanotechnology and micro-replication.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Matthew Moore, vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute. His topic for the program will be “How Advances in Technology, Safety and the Disposable Car Affect Vehicle Reparability.”


Additionally, the conference will contain an array of classes designed for AkzoNobel distributors. They will also take time to celebrate, as numerous awards will be presented recognizing business and personal growth achievements over the last year.

“The AkzoNobel Acoat selected program is a unique program within the North American collision repair market,” said Barry Rinehart, North American Services Manager of AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas. “The Acoat program was a pioneer in the arena of business support services programs in North America. Our programs and events offer content that is practical, relevant and creates business environments that enable our customers to grow and prosper.”


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