About Univar Solutions

Connecting you to smart solutions

 

Univar Solutions is a global partner to our customers and suppliers for the value-added distribution of chemistry and related products and services. We are a committed ally, with the capabilities and know-how to help their business run smoothly, and the expertise to help them anticipate, navigate and leverage meaningful growth opportunities.

Why Univar Solutions?

Today's customers and suppliers need more from their chemical and ingredients distributor. To innovate and grow, they need an ally—a collaborative expert who can help shave time and effort from their processes, formulate breakthrough products, optimize their logistics, and improve safety and sustainability. This is why at Univar Solutions, we're building on our 90+ years of experience and leadership to deliver the value-added services, next-generation digital tools, technical assistance and specialized market expertise to help them anticipate, navigate and leverage meaningful growth opportunities.

 

We believe in:

  • Offering customers the benefits of a vast network of suppliers, and suppliers access to a vast network of customers
  • Continuously improving our business model to provide the highest level of service, reliability and timeliness of deliveries, while offering cost competitive products
  • Providing a full range of innovative services
  • Constantly improving our safety processes and sharpening our recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards

Our expanded geographic reach, unmatched expertise, and advanced technologies enable us to work as a true extension of our customer and supplier teams, taking on highly specialized tasks and helping develop solutions to their important challenges.

Executional excellence keeps you steps ahead

Our exemplary execution is made possible through continuing investments, carefully crafted processes and the close coordination of our worldwide teams.

 

Through widespread facilities and one of the largest private fleets in the industry, we're able to offer same-day and next-day service.
We offer logistic know-how and support plus data-driven insights to help improve your efficiencies and speeds, to reduce carrying costs and help you respond more nimbly to market conditions.

Unmatched expertise to drive solutions

We leverage our deep industry knowledge and specialized know-how to help our customers and suppliers grow.


Our industry-dedicated account professionals provide proactive support and assistance, connecting you to the right solutions from development to disposal.


Our diverse teams include inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service and sales and marketers to deliver consultative services to solve your formulation and operational challenges.

Advanced platforms for smarter supplying, simpler sourcing

Our state-of-the-art, centralized information system add ease, speed, simplicity to procurement.
The platform provides true transparency via features like real-time asset tracking and secure 24/7 access to account data and product information.


Powerful ecommerce functions take time and effort out of sourcing, provide operational efficiencies, and enable fast access key market and product trends.

More choice and value-added services to help you innovate and grow

  • Our strong relationships with leading suppliers help us offer the deepest, broadest portfolio of chemicals and ingredients available—from specialty to commodity to exclusives.

  • Our comprehensive portfolio of services help you innovate in your markets and improve in your operations.

  • For customers, Univar Solutions draws from vast capabilities and expert teams to deliver tailored solutions. Examples include:

    • Formulation or recipe development

    • Product development

    • Field technical support

    • Analytical services

    • Custom blending

    • Packaging and repackaging

    • Private label services

    • Sustainability solutions

  • For suppliers, we serve as an extension of their brands via value-added services and offerings that include:

    • Robust data sharing

    • Logistics aggregation

    • Lab/formulation capabilities

    • Local market knowledge

    • Market intelligence

    • End market expertise

    • Demand growth

    • Best practices in quality + safety

    • National sales coverage

    • Digital marketing capabilities

Through these best-in-class capabilities and a collaborative, team-oriented approach, Univar Solutions is reimagining the role of distribution, to help our customers and suppliers innovate and grow.

Streamline. Innovate. Grow.

We continue to drive our vision of redefining distribution and being the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet. Explore our company history.

More choice and value-added services to help you innovate and grow

  • Our strong relationships with leading suppliers help us offer the deepest, broadest portfolio of chemicals and ingredients available—from specialty to commodity to exclusives.

  • Our comprehensive portfolio of services help you innovate in your markets and improve in your operations.

  • For customers, Univar Solutions draws from vast capabilities and expert teams to deliver tailored solutions. Examples include:

    • Formulation or recipe development

    • Product development

    • Field technical support

    • Analytical services

    • Custom blending

    • Packaging and repackaging

    • Private label services

    • Sustainability solutions

  • For suppliers, we serve as an extension of their brands via value-added services and offerings that include:

    • Robust data sharing

    • Logistics aggregation

    • Lab/formulation capabilities

    • Local market knowledge

    • Market intelligence

    • End market expertise

    • Demand growth

    • Best practices in quality + safety

    • National sales coverage

    • Digital marketing capabilities

Through these best-in-class capabilities and a collaborative, team-oriented approach, Univar Solutions is reimagining the role of distribution, to help our customers and suppliers innovate and grow.

For Customers

Univar Solutions draws from vast capabilities and expert teams to deliver tailored solutions.
Explore Our Service Offerings

For Suppliers

We serve as an extension of their brands via value-added services and offerings.
View Our Current Suppliers

Our Core Values

Serious about safety

We prepare to prevent.
Safety comes before profit.
Spot it, stop it.

We do what we say

We stand by our word and the trust of others.
We make commitments we can keep.
We hold ourselves accountable.

Where people matter

We care about others and value their contributions.
We seek diversity and inclusion.
We grow ourselves to grow our business.

Valuable to others

We stand by our word and the trust of others.
We make commitments we can keep.
We hold ourselves accountable.

Together we win

We play to win.
We work toward common goals.
We use common processes to continuously improve.

Our Purpose

We help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean and safe.

Meet Our Leadership Team

David Jukes
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jukes became President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar Solutions in March 2019 following Univar’s acquisition of Nexeo Solutions. He joined Univar in 2002 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2017 to May 2018 and President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2018 to February 2019. Additionally, Mr. Jukes held the Executive Vice President and President of Univar USA positions from June 2016 to May 2017, and President of Latin America (LATAM) from September 2015 to May 2017. Mr. Jukes is a 35-year veteran of the chemical distribution industry with a distinguished background of achievements. His passion for growth and proven record of success can be seen through his leadership and business acumen. Prior to joining Univar, Mr. Jukes was Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Industry Relations, for Omnexus, a plastics industry consortium e-commerce platform. In 1991, he joined Ellis & Everard, a chemical distribution company in the UK, ultimately becoming vice president of corporate development for their Polymers division. He currently serves on the board of DCC plc, a £12.3 billion international sales, marketing and support services group that is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and is publicly traded in the UK. Mr. Jukes is a graduate of the London School of Business.

Nicholas W. Alexos
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Alexos joined Univar Solutions in January 2020 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, bringing in-depth knowledge and expertise around market and margin expansion in the general industrial and consumer sectors.
Before joining Univar Solutions, Mr. Alexos served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at Dentsply Sirona, Inc. where he led the growth strategy and executed successful portfolio shaping initiatives. Previously he served as a Managing Director of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, where he helped a wide array of portfolio companies achieve growth and margin expansion. He has served on a number of boards including VWR International, Option Care Health, Sirona Dental Systems, Team Health, Performance Health and various others. He has also served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations including the Children's Inner City Educational Fund, Lake Forest Country Day School, MetroSquash, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Council, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago and the Harvard Dental School of Medicine Advisory Board.
Mr. Alexos received his bachelor’s degree in business from Loyola University, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Jorge C. Buckup
President Latin America

Mr. Buckup became President of the Company’s Latin America segment in November 2017. Mr. Buckup joined Univar in January 2012 as Vice President, Finance of Univar Brazil, and later served as Vice President, Finance of Latin America until November 2017. Prior to Univar, Mr. Buckup held the CFO role for the joint venture between Dow/Mitsui in Brazil. He previously spent 18 years in a variety of roles with Dow Chemical in both the Audit and the Accounting groups, as well as serving as the Business Finance global leader for the Engineering Plastics business. While at Dow, he lived and worked in Michigan for eight years and worked on-site with various projects on five continents. He also served as a member of the Ethics & Compliance Committee of Dow Chemical in Latin America. Mr. Buckup earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. He has also completed a General Management program at the University of Michigan.

Noelle J. Perkins
Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Secretary, Chief Risk Officer

Ms. Perkins has served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Secretary of Univar Solutions since November 2019. She joined Univar Solutions in March of 2018 as deputy general counsel and assistant secretary, where she led global compliance and enterprise risk management programs, as well as served as the lead attorney for the USA region. Prior to joining Univar Solutions, Ms. Perkins was chief counsel for the Oilseeds Processing segment of Archer Daniels Midland Company. Other previous experience includes serving as the deputy general counsel for John Bean Technologies Corporation, a food processing machinery and airport systems equipment maker. Ms. Perkins began her career as a litigation associate with Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, which is now K&L Gates, and received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Northwestern University and a juris doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law.

James B. Holcomb
Senior Vice President, President of North America Chemical Distribution

Mr. Holcomb joined Univar Solutions in January, 2021 as Senior Vice President, President of North America Chemical Distribution, bringing over 25 years of industry experience that includes leading critical growth projects, managing integration projects and processes, and instilling commercial discipline practices.
Mr. Holcomb joined Univar Solutions after having been previously employed by Brenntag where he held the role of Chief Operating Officer for North America. Throughout his career, Mr. Holcomb has demonstrated his ability to find synergies and unlock new growth. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Memphis as well as completed the International Management Course at Ashridge University in the U.K.

Jennifer A. McIntyre
Senior Vice President, Chief People & Culture Officer

Ms. McIntyre became Senior Vice President, Chief People and Culture Officer in January 2021 after serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Streamline Officer, and Head of North American Operations. Previously, Ms. McIntyre served as Senior Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Univar Solutions where she successfully led the integration of Univar and Nexeo Solutions following the March 2019 acquisition. Ms. McIntyre joined Univar in June 2013 as Vice President, Regional Supply Chain, and led the Company’s Supply Chain Operations for the USA business from December 2014 to December 2017. In January 2018, Ms. McIntyre was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Operations Officer. Ms. McIntyre has more than 25 years of experience in the chemical manufacturing industry and served in several senior leadership positions at Rohm and Haas, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company that manufactures specialty chemicals, and with The Dow Chemical Company, one of the world’s largest chemical manufacturers. Ms. McIntyre’s most recent role at The Dow Chemical Company was Global Supply Chain Director from January 2010 to June 2013. She currently serves on the board of Hoover CS, a leading provider of sustainable packaging and fleet management solutions. Ms. McIntyre earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Drexel University.

Nicholas Powell
Senior Vice President, President Specialty Chemicals & Ingredients and Regional President EMEA & Asia Pacific

Mr. Powell became Senior Vice President, President Specialty Chemicals & Ingredients, and Regional President of the Company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) & Asia Pacific (APAC) segments in November 2020 after his successful launch of the Consumer and Industrial Solutions business as part of the Streamline 22 (S22) program. He is an industry veteran with nearly 30 years in the chemical industry. He joined Univar in 2009, establishing the company’s Middle East and Africa businesses and grew its footprint including by leading the acquisition of our Turkey business. In 2014, Mr. Powell assumed leadership of EMEA’s Focused Industries where he has taken those businesses to new growth levels. In addition to EMEA, he continues to lead Univar’s APAC operations, which he successfully returned to profitability after assuming their leadership in late 2015. In 2020 Mr. Powell expanded his role to become Global Head of Consumer and Industrial Solutions where he focuses on growing a largely differentiated set of chemistries and ingredients through prioritized end-markets. Prior to joining Univar, Mr. Powell spent more than 20 years in the chemicals industry, primarily in the water treatment chemicals and construction chemicals fields.

Patrick M. Jerding
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Jerding became Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Univar Solutions in March 2019 following Univar’s acquisition of Nexeo Solutions. Prior to joining Univar Solutions, Mr. Jerding served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Nexeo Solutions since December of 2016 and was the Vice President of Technology from May of 2011. Mr. Jerding has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology having served in multiple roles of increasing responsibility where he has gained broad experience in developing enterprise resource planning and infrastructure application solutions on broad scale. From 2003 to 2011 Mr. Jerding was with LyondellBasell where he led teams through large scale projects to increase effectiveness and productivity throughout the organization. Mr. Jerding received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Iowa State University.

Jonathan D. Webster
Senior Vice President, Chief Streamline Officer

Mr. Webster became Senior Vice President, Chief Streamline Officer in August 2021 after successfully serving as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations, North America, a position he held since joining Univar Solutions in May 2019.Before joining Univar Solutions, Mr. Webster served as an Independent Management Consultant and Advisor, partnering with clients to drive growth strategies in supply chain, sales operations, and business development processes. Previously, he served as a Division Vice President for The Coca-Cola Company, leading the advancement of the Pacific Northwest & Hawaii markets. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, he held diverse leadership positions with Lexmark International, A.T. Kearney, and Maersk Inc.Mr. Webster currently serves on the boards for the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM), and previously served on the boards of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Special Olympics, in addition to community involvement with youth sports. He has also served multiple terms for the graduate program at Wake Forest University.Mr. Webster received his bachelor’s degree in business logistics from Penn State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University.


Code of Conduct

How we operate says a great deal as to the kind of company we are and want to be. Doing the right thing is critical to how Univar Solutions operates, which means ethical business conduct in all things. By incorporating our guiding principles and core values, our Code Handbook puts into words the way we should all act and helps us remain accountable by sharing the Company’s expectations.