Univar reinforces its Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning expertise in the Middle East
Brussels, Belgium – 31st May 2011 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today the appointment of Lancelot Allego as Regional Sales Manager, Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning for the Middle East.
Lance, who has extensive experience in the personal care industry, particularly in hair and skin care technology, joins Univar from Cognis where he worked for 14 years, most recently as Technical Sales Manager, Personal Care and Household for the Middle East region. Prior to that he held Development Chemist and Production Management positions with manufacturing companies in the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. He also has extensive Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) supplier and customer experience.
Lance’s appointment is the latest supporting Univar’s commitment to recruit local sales and technical service representatives in the Middle East region who will develop commercial activities and technical projects with local customers in these countries. Because Univar offers the same quality services across the Middle East and North Africa as it does in the rest of the world, customers here will be able to take advantage of the company’s global strength and the expertise of its European Personal Care and Household and Industrial Cleaning teams including laboratory capabilities and technical support.
“We are firmly committed to growing in the Middle East and Africa region,’ says Nick Powell, Univar’s Regional Director, Middle East & Africa, Turkey and Greece. ‘Personal Care and Household and Industrial Cleaning are key markets for Univar. Lance’s wealth of technical and commercial experience in these industries, together with his knowledge and experience in the region, will be real assets to Univar. We can offer our customers an unrivalled level of technical advice, service and product offering in the Middle East region.”
Univar is one of the world’s leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of more than 170 facilities in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2010, Univar reported sales of $7.9 billion. For more information, visit: www.univar.com.
Operating from 56 distribution facilities in 25 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Univar’s 2,200 local employees serve more than 28,000 customers in a diverse range of industries including coatings, food, personal care, pharmaceuticals and other major sectors. To learn more about Univar Europe, please visit: www.univareurope.com.
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