NACD Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Douglas A. Brown, President/CEO, Brown Chemical Co., Inc.

Nov 30, 2012, 09:00 ET from National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doug Brown, President/CEO, Brown Chemical Co., Inc., Oakland, New Jersey, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) yesterday. Brown's 35 year career and 20 plus years of service to the Association in many different leadership roles has been an outstanding example of his tireless commitment to the chemical distribution industry. It is only the third time in the history of NACD that this esteemed award has been presented.


Active in the Association for over 20 years, Brown's leadership roles within NACD included Chairman of the Responsible Distribution Political Action Committee, Government Affairs Committee Chairman, OPSEM Committee Co- Chairman, Northeast Regional President, and Director- at-Large on the NACD Board of Directors. Brown has been President of Brown Chemical since 1986.

Brown Chemical is a Regional Distributor with 17 Employees that are managed by the third generation family members. Oakland, New Jersey is now the corporate Headquarters, including general warehouse space of 76,000 square feet.  The company still maintains its Paterson location, which houses bulk storage tanks of approximately 90,000 gallons and multiple packaging lines.  Brown direct-sells, distributes or packages over 800 products representing over 40 major domestic and international chemical Vendors.

In presenting the award, Donna D. Boldt, President and James (Jim) Boldt, Vice President Sales, Deeks & Company, Inc., Stone Mountain, Georgia stated, "This year the selection committee unanimously wanted to honor someone who has tirelessly worked to support NACD and its programs without fail. It's been close to 20 years since he won the Distributor of the Year and he's still giving.  Whether it's serving on a committee, mentoring a fellow member, recruiting members, participating in events, or running around Capitol Hill, he can be found everywhere."

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 six 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 our members, their safety record or NACD, visit NACD at

SOURCE National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)