TROY, Michigan – AkzoNobel, a leading provider of automotive and specialty coatings, has become an Automotive Management Institute (AMi) Foundation Partner, an accreditation that enables AkzoNobel to further support and promote AMi’s role in filling a critical need for training and certification in the automotive collision industry. AMi is a Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-deductible education organization.
As part of its role as an AMi Foundation Partner, AkzoNobel is also a designated Learning Leader. In this capacity, the company’s contribution to the collision repair community enables low-cost, high-quality industry management training, as well as structured career development programs that effectively improve the long-term success of customers’ businesses.
“Our nonprofit was created to elevate the industry’s professionalism through credentials and support learning, and we can’t do it without the financial support of companies like AkzoNobel,” said Jeff Peevy, president, Automotive Management Institute. “Every contribution makes a difference and enables us to provide many of our programs and services at no cost to the automotive repair and service industry. I know that our beneficiaries are just as grateful for AkzoNobel’s donation as we are.”
AkzoNobel believes in the nearly boundless capacity of the human mind, and by tapping into that capacity, the world stands a much better chance of achieving its ambitions. Supporting the industry’s success through learning demonstrates that the company is as committed to its communities as it is to its customers, shareholders and employees.
AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. The sale of our Specialty Chemicals business is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.
About Automotive Management Institute:
AMi was established to answer the demand for continuing education tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service industry. The Institute offers the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation, the first business management accreditation exclusively for the automotive service professional. To date, AMi programs have attracted more than 238,000 enrollments throughout North America. AMi is a nonprofit educational foundation to which tax-deductible contributions can be made. For more information about the Institute, visit www.amionline.org.