U.S. Chemical Distribution Executive celebrates Work Anniversary at Family Firm
Mathew (“Mat”) A. Brainerd , Chairman and CEO of Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc. (Tulsa, OK – United States), a family owned and managed distributor with activities in 40 states of the U.S., has recently celebrated his 40th work anniversary. The youngest of three brothers, Mat became President of Brainerd Chemical in 1979, when his father Harold Brainerd, jr., the company’s founder, was approaching retirement.
Over the last 40 years, Mathew has worked to expand Brainerd’s product line into many new markets, which resulted in the company’s growth from a local chemical outlet to a major chemical supplier. Being very active in industry associations like National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) or the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA), he is well known also to distributors in Europe from his regular visits to the Fecc Congress. Mathew has worked to impact the legislative and regulatory processes in the chemical industry to promote safety and environmental protection.
In November 2016 NACD named Mathew the 2016 Distributor of the Year. According to NACD, recipients of this award “demonstrate outstanding commitment to the chemical distribution community and work steadfastly on behalf of NACD and the entire industry.”
Source: LinkedIn, Brainerd Chemical Company website, NACD website
DistriConsult comment: DistriConsult wishes Mat Brainerd a happy work aniversary and all the best for his future endeavours.
HGE – DCG / 02.08.2019