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Univar Names Ian Gresham as Chief Marketing Officer

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services has named Ian Gresham as chief marketing officer.

Gresham brings more than 15 years of strategic sales and marketing experience within the manufacturing sector.

"Ian's successful commercial record of accomplishments in marketing many well-known brands will be of tremendous value as we look to capture and promote the enhanced value we provide to our customers and supplier partners," said Stephen Newlin, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Univar. "While we enjoy the No. 1 market position in the U.S. and the No. 2 position in EMEA, there is a terrific opportunity to grow our business and brand. Applying marketing intelligence will allow us to identify, prioritize and allocate resources to the most attractive, high-growth markets as we further differentiate the Univar offering."

Gresham most recently served as senior vice president of marketing for the Diversified Brands Division of the Sherwin-Williams Company. In that role, he led a team of 130+ marketers managing product, brand and channel marketing for a portfolio of 40 brands with broad reach through retail home centers, mass merchants, ecommerce, and industrial and specialized distribution. Gresham started his tenure with Sherwin-Williams as the vice president of marketing for paint & sundries before being promoted to vice president and later senior vice president of marketing for the Diversified Brands Division.

Prior to joining Sherwin-Williams, Gresham held a number of marketing and sales roles with increasing responsibility for Apex Tool Group, LLC and Black & Decker/DeWalt Power Tools. Previous to his corporate career, Gresham served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Gresham holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, and a master's degree from Harvard Business School.

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


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