Wednesday, 09 March 2011 17:23

AkzoNobel announces 2011 FIT Sustainability Award Recipients

AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas (A&AC) has announced the second year recipients of the “FIT“ Sustainability Award.   Receiving the 2011 award will be Mark’s Auto Body Ltd. of British Columbia, Canada, Moody’s Auto Body, Gorham, Maine and Lafontaine Automotive Group in Highland, Michigan.

The “FIT” Award is the collision repair industry’s first recognition for visionary organizations that are utilizing business practices which meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future.  The three letter acronym represents the three key measurement criteria of the award; Focus, Innovation and Talent.  This award was created to promote the leadership role and unique contributions which the collision repair industry is making to generate a more sustainable future. 


Mike Shesterkin, Manager of Sustainability & Business Process Improvement for AkzoNobel A&AC Americas noted, “Every journey begins with the first step.  Building a sustainable future is a marathon and not a sprint.”  Shesterkin continues, “AkzoNobel took a first step in 2010 when we created this initiative and honored our first recipients.  Our 2011 nominees visibly demonstrate the marathon nature of creating sustainable businesses.  They are different in geographic locations, size, scope and focus regarding initiatives that they are undertaking.  However; they are alike in that they all recognize a global need and share a common bond in their aggressive pursuit to deliver sustainable environmentally focused business solutions to the collision repair industry.”

The 2011 FIT Awards will be presented as part of the AkzoNobel “FIT Sustainability Awards Gala” July 2011.  The by-invitation-only event will be hosted by AkzoNobel in Salt Lake City, Utah, in conjunction with the I-CAR Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair and the recognition of 2011 AkzoNobel Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry.

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