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J.W. Ostendorf appoints George Adams as MD of Renaulac France and Ostendorf UK

J.W. Ostendorf (JWO) today announces the appointment of George Adams, member of the J.W. Ostendorf group Supervisory Board, as Managing Director UK and France with effect from 1st February 2014.

George has deep knowledge of DIY across Europe, having been CEO of Maxeda DIY in the Netherlands and Belgium, and having spent 16 years at Kingfisher. George was President of the EDRA, the European DIY retailers association, for 2 years.

George will be responsible for developing J.W. Ostendorf with British and French accounts across Europe.

Michael Ostendorf, Chairman and CEO of J.W. Ostendorf said: "We are thrilled to welcome George to JWO. He brings immense knowledge of DIY in both the UK and France and across Europe to the group".

JWO produces paints, trim and wood stains in Europe´s most modern paint factory at the head quarter in Coesfeld, Germany and at the French division Renaulac with a production site in Cestas/Bordeaux. The JWO group is ranking among the top ten producers of decorative paint worldwide.

Facts about Europe’s most modern paint manufacturer, J.W. Ostendorf in Coesfeld:

- Production capacity > 500 m litres p. a.
- Top ten producer of decorative paints worldwide
- Integrated production and logistics facility in Coesfeld
- The only paint manufacturer certified by LGA (derived hygiene standards for paint as the food industry)
- Environmentally friendly production: Avoidance of emissions due to a closed production process
- Research focus: eco-efficiency
- Over 800 staff in both Germany and abroad

Recent awards include:

- Corporate Health Award Excellence 2013
- Wickes Innovation Award 2013
- Wickes Customer Award 2013
- German Sustainability Award “Blue-Angel-Prize” 2012
- Best Open Innovator Award 2012

Source : JWO Press Release

31 January 2014
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