Chris described the honour of being invited to be Supplier Chair for 2018 as a highlight in his career in aerospace spanning over 20 years. During his keynote speech at the event, he was keen to thank his supportive management team and colleagues at AkzoNobel who have fully supported him in this role.
Chris continued: "Although AkzoNobel is one of the leading suppliers to the aerospace sector and Boeing's only approved supplier for its Base Coat Clear Coat System, we're treated exactly the same as a family-run supplier with just ten employees. Everyone has the same opportunities here at the ACPC event.
"The roundtable meetings are the main networking opportunity. They're a bit like airline speed dating – you get ten minutes to talk to your chosen airline representative and ask them questions.
"We used these meetings to emphasise the high performance and sustainability of AkzoNobel's solutions. For example, we made the point that when you use our paint, you only have to repaint your aircraft once or twice in its lifetime instead of every five to seven years. That's a significant saving for airlines as it costs a lot of money to take an aircraft out of operation, and moreso when you consider scaling this up across a whole fleet of aircraft. It proved to be a compelling message, enabling us to further develop existing relationships and open up new opportunities.”
AkzoNobel would like to congratulate Chris on chairing the event and his excellent contributions to the industry. We are proud of the role our employees take in collaborating with other suppliers in the aerospace industry.
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