January 18 2021

Univar Solutions appoints James Holcomb President North America Chemical Distribution

U.S. based Distributor augments North American Leadership Team

Global chemicals and ingredients distributor Univar Solutions, Inc. (Downers Grove, IL – United States) announced that it has appointed James B. Holcomb to the position of President of North America Chemical Distribution, with responsibility for the chemical distribution businesses in the U.S. and Canada.  Role. His first priority will be growing sales in North America in relation to non-specialty products and otherwise optimizing the effectiveness of the North American salesforce, Univar said in the announcement. In this role, he joins Jennifer McIntyre, SVP, Chief Streamline Officer and Head of North American Operations, and Nick Powell, SVP and President Specialty Chemicals & Ingredients in the leadership team.

Holcomb, who received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Memphis, is an alumnus of the International Management Course at Ashridge University in the United Kingdom. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and joins Univar Solutions after having been previously employed by Brenntag. There he held the role of Chief Operating Officer for Brenntag North America. 

Source: Univar press release

HGE – DCG / 18.01.2021

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