(Norcross, GA.: May 26, 2009) AkzoNobel announces the creation and launch of a series of in-depth “Boot Camp” training events to support their Process Centered Environment (PCE) program. PCE is a unique set of management tools designed to bring practical, definable and measurable processes to improve efficiencies specifically within collision repair centers. “AkzoNobel’s PCE Boot Camp provides today’s collision center real value,” commented Mike Day, Collision Center Business Development Manager for Toyota Motor Sales, USA. Following the May 12th – 14th premiere, Day added, “It identifies lean processes that are unique to collision repair which, if implemented, can profoundly improve workshop flow, profitability and customer satisfaction.” Keeping with the “real world” focus of the program, the AkzoNobel PCE Boot Camp is a 2 ½ day, in-shop learning event. Courses are designed around the principles of PCE. “This instructional format which we have defined as “Boot Camp” is the ideal combination of classroom work, practical exercises, shop floor observation and simulations,” stated Mike Sillay, North American Services Manager for AkzoNobel. The “Boot Camps” are being conducted at DCR Systems located in Mentor, Ohio. Michael Giarrizzo and DCR Systems have become industry champions for promoting the benefits of operating concepts built around process centric functions. DCR, a global strategic partner with AkzoNobel, has a patented repair process that brings to life the concepts found in the AkzoNobel curriculum. Doug Kirk, Senior Process Engineer for AkzoNobel and one of the program facilitators for the event notes, “This course will strip away the mystique that surrounds Lean, Theory of Constraints and Six Sigma with exposure to a real world collision repair facility that is process centered.” Six 2009 PCE Boot Camps are planned. Class size is controlled and pre-qualification is required. For additional information regarding registration information go to https://www.akzonobelcarrefinishes.net/default.asp?sid=65385&pid=1850.