REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that two members of its executive leadership team have been nominated to board positions at top industry associations. Marco Quirino, president of Univar Brazil, was recently elected to serve as a member of the board of directors for the Brazilian Association of Chemical and Petrochemical Distributors (Associquim), and Terry Hill, Univar executive vice president of Industry Relations, was elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) as a Director-at-Large.
Quirino will serve a four-year board term with Associquim, and Hill will serve a three-year term with the NACD. Hill also serves as a member of the American Chemical Society and a board member of the Chemical Education Foundation.
"The NACD and the Brazilian Association of Chemical and Petrochemical Distributors each have a strong history of supporting best practices and standards in the global chemicals industry, addressing key issues from improving labor and environment concerns, to legislation changes that directly impact our business," said Erik Fyrwald, Univar president and CEO. "We are pleased to announce Marco and Terry's appointments, and look forward to their contributions as Univar representatives within these important associations."
Established in 1960, Associquim is an effective member of the Steering Committee of the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA), and focuses on supporting its members in the chemical and petrochemical industries, emphasizing respect for the environment, legislation and ethics.
NACD and its over 400 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. The association represents 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.
Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 3,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 115,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of more than 260 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2012, Univar reported sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit: www.univar.com.