May 9 2016

Univar names new CEO

Stephen D. Newlin new CEO at Univar

Global chemicals distributor Univar, inc.  (Downers Grove [Chicago], IL, United States),  has announced the appointment of Stephen D. Newlin as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 31. May  2016. He follows J. Eric Fyrwald, who has resigned from the Company ahead of his appointment as CEO of Agrochemicals Producer Syngenta (Basel, Switzerland).


Newlin, who has  has served on the Univar Board of Directors since 2014. has more than 35 years of  experience in the chemical industry. He previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne Corporation (from 2006 – 2014) and is currently serving as Executive Chairman of the Board for PolyOne, a role from which he will be retiring as 12. May 2016. Other stations in his career were Ecolab, Inc.  and Nalco Chemical Company.


Univar press release


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