DistriConsult was established in 1999 by Marc H. Fermont. Before he had spent a distinguished career in the chemical & polymer industry, working for more than 25 years at The Dow Chemical Company in five European countries.
He was supported by Philippe Vigoureux, a veteran of BP Chemicals with many years of experience in the chemical industry across the globe. At the time he was particualrly recognised for his familiarity with the market dynamics of this sector in China.
From its beginnings, this “boutique” consulting practice specialised in channel management and distributor strategies. Under Marc’s leadership, DistriConsult expanded its consulting activities in the field of commodity and specialty chemicals and polymers to serve an increasingly global customer base.
Together, Marc and Philippe worked with distributors and producers on channel management topics and strategy development projects. As recognised industry experts, the two were involved in many of the buyouts that took place in chemical distribution during the first decade of the 21st century. Both regularly published articles and gave lectures and presentations on channel management and distributor strategies to professional and academic audiences.
After the decision to finally retire, Marc handed over management of the business to Günther Eberhard in autumn 2009. The two had successfully worked together for several years at Dow Europe during the 1990s.
In June 2013, Marc Fermont received the prestigious Fecc Award for his lifetime achievements and his services to the chemical distribution industry.