Vellekoop - Automotive Refinish Process - St Kilda, VIC, Australia

Marc Vellekoop

St Kilda, VIC, Australia

Services

Automotive Refinish Process

Summary:

Optimization of Automotive Refinish preparation, application and drying processes.

Work History

Director

Auto Refinish Consulting

March 2012 - March 2012

Technical Services Manager

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes Australia Pty Ltd

January 2010 - February 2012

Management of the technical function of the organisation, including the Melbourne and Brisbane training facilities and technical instructors. Supporting technical activities of the national technical field force. Organising competitive evaluations. Handling product and system complaints, with a key focus on the complaint process improvements. Develop or localise and publish Product Technical Data Sheets and Material Safety Data Sheets. Develop technical and sales support tools and coach field staff in their use.

Product & Technical Manager

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes Australia Pty Ltd

January 2009 - December 2009

Management of the technical function of the organisation, including the Melbourne training facility and overseeing all technical and product management activities. Played a key role in setting the general product and technical strategy; maintained a product portfolio suitable for the Australian repair market and fit within global strategies and guidelines. Managed product training and competitive evaluations and product complaints, with a key focus on process improvements.

Product Manager

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes Australia Pty Ltd

January 2008 - December 2008

Analysed product assortment, identified needs for change and organised new product introductions and rationalisations. Worked closely with sales, technical, colour, logistics and communications departments. Coordinated rationalisation programs, developed sales support tools and coached field staff in their use. Recommended and implemented price adjustments. Organised product trials, forecasted introduction quantities, facilitated NICNAS registration requirements, Developed or localised and published Technical Data Sheets (TDS) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Developed sales support tools. Developed, implemented and maintained Business Management System (BMS) documentation for all key processes.

National Technical Instructor

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes Australia Pty Ltd

January 2006 - December 2007

Coordinated and implemented all technical and product training and specialist accredited training programs for customers (panel beaters, spray painters, body shop owners), distributors, and employees for the Australian and New Zealand arm of Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes. Localised Global Training Manuals and maintained training course materials. Developed niche training manuals and programs for trainee car painters and apprentices and smash repair workers looking to upgrade skills. Supported regional technical staff to ensure that the best materials and methods were used in the field. Delivered training programs with a high degree of clarity, thoroughness, and professionalism. On ground visits and training of customers; local, interstate, New Caledonia and New Zealand. Company representation at Australian and New Zealand trade shows and product demonstrations, incorporating public speaking and power-point presentations. Coordinated and managed all day-to-day activities of the Car Refinishes Instruction Centre. Application engineering, competitor analysis, and product testing. Conducted evaluations of potential new products versus market needs. Solved product complaints and application problems.

Senior Specialist Training Development

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes

January 2004 - December 2005

Developed technical training modules and sales supporting tools. Explored and proposed new training technologies (such as E-learning). Trained "auditors" in the use of agreed review procedures and tools. Integrated processes, training and paint development, facilities and equipment: Built up solid network of stakeholders within the organisation world-wide. Project leader for a team of 12 members who delivered a series of 9 internal Staff Training Modules for Commercial Vehicle paint repair, including HSE, CV Substrates, CV Construction Methods, CV Chemical and Mechanical Preparation Methods, CV Paint Systems, CV Facility Lay-Out and CV Application Methods and Equipment. Implemented these CV training modules in all Global sub BU’s.

Senior Consultant

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes

January 2000 - December 2003

Developed basic body shop management and technical training modules. Organised and conducted technical training sessions for international customers and new Akzo Nobel technical and sales representatives. Supported and trained customers, importers, distributors and local organisations in more than 50 countries.

International Technical Trainer

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes

July 1998 - December 1999

Organised and conducted technical training sessions for international customers and new Akzo Nobel technical and sales representatives. Supported junior and senior trainers. Developed new training materials. Tested products for research and development input. Visited and supported customers, importers and local organisations in various countries; approximately ten overseas trips per year. Consulted, monitored and audited training centres on compliancy with corporate standards.

Senior Trainer

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes

April 1993 - June 1998

Organised and conducted technical training sessions for international customers and new Akzo Nobel technical and sales representatives. Visited and supported importers and local organisations in various countries; approximately five overseas trips per year.

Part time Teacher

Streekschool Zuid Holland West

December 1990 - August 1993

Organised and delivered theoretical classes for advanced vehicle painters.

Teacher

VOC (Vakopleiding Carrosseriebedrijf)

December 1987 - March 1993

Designed and delivered practical courses for apprentice vehicle painters; prepared and assessed national exams for basic and advanced apprentice vehicle painters; organised and delivered one- two days colour tinting, spray technique and preparation courses for employees in the car refinishing industry and the unemployed through re-training programs.

Vehicle Painter

Autoschade van Straaten

September 1986 - November 1987

Prepared and refinished vehicle paint systems.

Vehicle Painter

Autoplaatwerk en Spuiterij W. Vermeulen

August 1982 - August 1986

Prepared and refinished vehicle paint systems.

Apprentice Vehicle Painter

Autoschade van Straaten

August 1978 - July 1982

Preparation of vehicle paint systems in order to be finished with a refinish paint system.

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