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AkzoNobel announces 2012 MIW award recipients

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May 17, 2012—AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas (A&AC) this week announced the three recipients of its 2012 Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry (MIW) award.

AkzoNobel’s annual MIW award program, which launched in 1998, recognizes and promotes the contributions of key leaders within the collision repair industry. The company said 69 women have received the award over the program’s 14-year history.

The 2012 MIW awards will honor three women who hold leadership positions within the U.S. and Canadian collision repair industry. AkzoNobel said the recipients were selected for their contributions to the organizations they represent, the collision industry at large and their respective communities.

This year’s recipients include the following:

• Kim Parsons, president of Automotive Collision Technologies Inc. in Randallstown, Md.
• Catherine Mills, executive director of the Florida Autobody Collision Alliance in Orange Park, Fla.
• Kim Roberts, manager of Fix Auto in Barrie, Ontario

“The collision repair industry’s collective strength, image and long-term sustainability is dependent on individuals who have a passion, a vision and a vested interest in its future,” said Margret Kleinsman, general manager for AkzoNobel A&AC Americas. “The leaders we are honoring with this prestigious award all share these qualities and are among the top tier of those who continue to make this a vital industry.”

AkzoNobel said it will present the 2012 MIW awards during a ceremony July 19 at the San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio, in conjunction with the 2012 I-CAR Industry Event and Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meeting.

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