DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, announced that its board of directors has appointed Rhonda Germany Ballintyn as an independent director, effective August 1.
"Rhonda's strong experience in strategy, marketing, pricing, major transactions, and in leading cultural change correlates directly to Univar's sustainable growth strategy," said Steve Newlin, Univar's chairman and chief executive officer. "Her knowledge of the value drivers in our markets, and her understanding of digitization opportunities provide valuable insight and guidance for our company."
Germany Ballintyn recently retired from her position as corporate vice president, chief strategy & marketing officer for Honeywell. Prior to that, she served in various positions with Booz Allen Hamilton, including vice president, partner and board member. Germany Ballintyn also held management roles with Chem Systems Inc. and Union Carbide.
Germany Ballintyn currently serves on the board of Aegion Corporation. She holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan and a master's of business administration from the University of Connecticut.
As Univar continues its transition to a public company with independent directors, this appointment replaces the seat held by Stephen Shapiro, who has resigned effective August 1.
"While we welcome Rhonda, who brings valuable industry and management experience to our talented board, I also want to thank Stephen for his leadership and many contributions during his years of service to Univar," added Newlin. "Our management team and company have benefited greatly from his intellect and insight."
With this appointment and resignation, Univar's 11 member board satisfies the NYSE listing requirement that a majority of the board is independent.
About Univar Inc.
Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredients 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.