--%> Before you go further...

…. we are obliged to ask your permission before placing any cookies on your computer. This website uses cookies to make your browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable.

Allow Cookies

Univar

  • Login
  • Contact Us
Newsroom
Univar Appoints David Jukes as President and CEO
Succeeds Stephen D. Newlin who was appointed Executive Chairman of Univar's board of directors

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today that its board of directors has appointed David Jukes as the Company's president and CEO as well as to its board of directors, effective May 9, 2018.  Jukes succeeds Stephen D. Newlin who was appointed Executive Chairman of Univar's board of directors.  These appointments mark the completion of the previously announced CEO succession plan.

Pictured (left to right): Edward Mooney, Joan Braca, Kerry Preete, Christopher Pappas, David Jukes, Mark Byrne, Stephen Newlin, William Stavropoulos, Rhonda Germany Ballintyn, Daniel Doheny, David Wasserman, Richard Fox, Robert Wood

"I am so incredibly proud and excited to lead Univar as we continue to execute our global strategy and progress toward achieving our vision of being the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor in the world," said Jukes.  "I can't thank Steve enough for the tremendous job he did as Chairman and CEO, and I look forward to continuing to work with him as he becomes our Executive Chairman.  As I have previously stated, over the last two years, we've defined our three strategic priorities, Commercial Greatness, Operational Excellence and working as One Univar, and I firmly believe they provide the foundation for growth and high performance that will create tremendous value for our shareholders, employees, customers, and supplier partners."          

"David is the right leader with the right team behind him to continue executing Univar's strategy and vision," said Stephen D. Newlin, Executive Chairman of Univar's board of directors.  "David is uniquely qualified to lead Univar, and the board unanimously supports his appointment as President and CEO."

Since joining Univar in 2002, Jukes has been recognized for his leadership and business acumen, holding various roles of increasing responsibility.  He was named president of Univar EMEA in 2011, and then president of Univar USA and Latin America in 2016.  In May of 2017, Jukes was promoted to president and COO of Univar Inc. where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of all of Univar's business segments, including the US, EMEA, Canada and Rest of World.  Prior to joining Univar, Jukes was the senior vice president of global sales, marketing and industry relations for Omnexus, a plastics industry e-commerce platform.  In 1991 he joined Ellis & Everard, a chemical distribution company in the UK, ultimately becoming vice president of corporate development for their polymers division.  He currently serves on the board of DCC plc, a £12.3 billion international sales, marketing and support services group that is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and is publicly traded in the UK.  Jukes is a graduate of the London Business School.

About Univar
Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, working with leading suppliers worldwide.  Supported by a comprehensive team of sales and technical professionals with deep specialty and market expertise, Univar operates hundreds of distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Univar delivers tailored customer solutions through a broad product and services portfolio sustained by one of the most extensive industry distribution networks in the world.  For more information, visit www.univar.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. We caution you that the forward-looking information presented in this press release is not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "plan," "seek," "comfortable with," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

 

With a broad portfolio of products and value-added services, and deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive chemical distribution networks in the world. Univar is Chemistry Delivered. (PRNewsFoto/Univar) (PRNewsfoto/Univar BV)

SOURCE Univar Inc.

For further information: Investor Relations, David Lim, +1 844-632-1060, IR@univar.com, Media Relations, Dwayne Roark, +1 331-777-6031, mediarelations@univar.com

This website uses cookies to make your browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable

Allow Cookies