MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, William "Bill" A. Fidler, member of the management board of Brenntag AG, which is the parent company for Brenntag North America, was named the 2013 Distributor of the Year by the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). Individuals who are selected to receive this award have demonstrated exemplary dedication to the mission and goals of the Association and are selected by a committee of past recipients.
In presenting the award to Fidler, Andrew Skipp, Immediate past chairman of the board and the 2012 recipient of the award, remarked on Bill's service and dedication to the Association and the chemical distribution industry. Fidler was commended for his personal participation on many levels but also for his active support of Brenntag employees in engaging in NACD programs and in their service on NACD committees and Association leadership positions.
Skipp commented, "As a former president of Brenntag, Bill leads by example in a most personal way; with passion and determination to make NACD the finest organization in the country in support of the chemical distribution industry." He continued, "Brenntag is second to none in exemplifying what Responsible Distribution stands for by setting such a high standard of quality, and Bill has been in the forefront; providing extraordinary leadership to further our goals at NACD."
Fidler currently is a Member of the Management Board of Brenntag AG. He is responsible for Brenntag's North and Latin American operations. Until October 2013, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Brenntag North America, Inc. and also as its President since 2006. Prior to that he served as an Executive Vice President of Brenntag North America since 1998. He started as Sales Representative of Textile Chemical Co., Reading (PA) in 1970 and developed excellent leadership skills and industry knowledge within the chemical distribution market.
NACD and its over 400 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. They make a delivery every eight seconds while maintaining a safety record that is more than twice as good as all manufacturing combined. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third-party verified management practice. For additional information on its members, their safety record or NACD, visit NACD at www.nacd.com.
Contact: Lucinda Schofer
SOURCE National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)