Evonik Names Univar Northeast US Distributor

Evonik Corp. has named Univar Inc. the distributor for its personal care ingredients in the Northeastern United States. Evonik will continue to sell its silicone-based products directly.

This agreement strengthens the successful relationship between Univar and Evonik, and leverages the combined strength of Univar’s distribution service and Evonik’s product portfolio. “We are very excited to expand our relationship with Evonik and are pleased to be chosen as an exclusive distributor for its leading personal care portfolio,” said Kelly Gilroy, senior director of Univar’s Personal and Household Care Industry. “Our exclusive partnership with Evonik in the Northeast compliments our current product portfolio and strategic supplier base further enabling Univar to deliver complete personal care solutions for technology and distribution.”

“This is an excellent opportunity for both Univar and Evonik to service our personal care customers with a specialized approach that meets our customers’ needs in a timely fashion,” said Paul Washlock, vice president of personal care in the Consumer Specialties business unit for Evonik in North America. “In an ever-changing economic environment, personal care customers need the expertise of an action-oriented supplier and channel partner that offers the best technology and service to create an advantage for them in the marketplace. Evonik and Univar offer that advantage.”

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