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Dual victory for AkzoNobel Paints at NASCO 2014

 Chandrawansa receives his Silver medal  in the Front Line Sales category
 Chandrawansa receives his Silver medal
 in the Front Line Sales category

Two members
of the AkzoNobel Paints Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Sales Team were recognized at NASCO
2014 amidst a record number of entries received by the competition to
date.  The winners, Indika Chandrawansa and
Upali Ratnayake, were awarded at a festive ceremony celebrating Sri Lanka’s
sales force at Water’s Edge recently.  Chandrawansa
won the Silver medal in the Front Line Sales category whilst Ratnayake took
Bronze in the Territory Manager category. 
AkzoNobel owns Dulux, the leading paint brand in Sri Lanka and worldwide.

Attributing
his team’s success to AkzoNobel’s core values, Mr. Priya de Mel, National Sales
Manager, commented, “AkzoNobel’s guiding principles are an inherent part of every
individual across our global operation. 
These fundamental values embrace four key elements: Customer Focus,
Delivery on Commitments, Passion for Excellence, and Winning Together.  Nothing is taken for granted in our pursuit
for excellence.  While we do not believe
in reinventing the wheel, we also look internally and externally to determine the
definition of ‘best’.  Improvements are
embraced and best practices are always transferred. 

Upali Ratnayake wins the NASCO Bronze medal in the Territory Manager category.
Upali Ratnayake wins the NASCO Bronze medal
in the Territory Manager category.

“Above
all, it is our unified approach that has been instrumental to success on the
macro level.  Simple philosophies such as
giving and asking for honest feedback helps drive outstanding team
performance.  Accepting and appreciating
differences in people, be it in gender, nationality or lifestyle helps us keep
an open mind on every angle,” Mr. de Mel added.

Silver
medal winner Indika Chandrawansa has been a part of the AkzoNobel family for 6
years and has been an outstanding member of the sales team.  Upali Ratnayake’s Bronze medal comes 7 years
after he joined the Sales team of the paint and coatings giant.  The AkzoNobel sales team is no newcomer to
the NASCO Awards stage, with medals being won by its members for 3 years
running.
Dedicated
to recognizing the efforts and performance of Sales Personnel in Sri Lanka,
NASCO Awards is the only national level event to recognize and reward the Sales
Force of Sri Lanka.  It is a Sri Lanka
Institute of Marketing (SLIM) initiative and has taken place for 14 consecutive
years.  Winners were awarded after a
rigorous selection process involving a written exam and interviews.

AkzoNobel
Paints is a Global Fortune 500 Company and the world’s largest manufacturer of
paints and coatings.

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