FDBusiness.com

David Jukes Named President of Univar Europe

 Breaking News
  • Ferrero to Acquire US Confectionery Company Ferrero Group is acquiring Ferrara Candy Company, the third largest non-chocolate confectionery company in the US, from L Catterton, the biggest and most globally consumer-focused private equity firm in the world. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ferrara is best known as the maker of iconic brands such as Trolli, a leader in [...]...
  • Shift to Sustainable Food System in Europe is Possible – But Faces Challenges Making Europe’s production, consumption and trade in food environmentally sustainable is possible, but it will require a major shift in public attitudes, policies and knowledge and seizing current opportunities for change, according to a newly published European Environment Agency (EEA) report. The EEA report ‘Food in a green light,’ analyses the challenges Europe faces in shifting [...]...
  • Pet Food Producer Achieves 30% OEE Improvement and Brand Security With OAL Connected Wagg Foods, a leading producer of high-quality pet food, has increased its OEE efficiency by 30%, secured its packaging lines from errors and ensured full compliance with retailers’ code of practice with OAL Connected, a modular suite of packaging line software. Known for its laser-focus on quality, nutrition and product development, Wagg Foods prides itself on [...]...
  • Thirsty Business – How Water Reuse Can Benefit the Food and Beverage Industry By Martin Kunz, EMEA Segment Leader, Industry for Xylem’s Applied Water Systems business Only 2.5 percent of the world’s water is fresh water, and of that, only one percent is accessible as much is trapped in glaciers and snowfields. By one estimate, global fresh water demand will exceed supply by 40 percent in 2030 if current [...]...
  • Hilton Food Group to Move into UK Fish Processing Hilton Food Group, the UK-based specialist international meat packing business, has agreed to acquire Icelandic Group UK (Seachill), a leading chilled UK fish processor, for cash consideration of £80.8 million. The acquisition will provide Hilton with entry into the processing and supply of fish in the UK. Robert Watson OBE, chief executive of Hilton Food Group. Founded [...]...

David Jukes Named President of Univar Europe

January 22
10:35 2011

REDMOND, Wash. and BRUSSELS, Belgium – 24 January 2011 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that David Jukes has been promoted to President of Univar Europe. He replaces John van Osch who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.

 

Mr. Jukes has spent much of his career in global distribution, living and working in Australia, the United States, the Netherlands, and in his native United Kingdom. Most recently, he served as Univar’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and has been instrumental in implementing the company’s pan-European strategy.

“David has tremendous international distribution experience and has demonstrated strong leadership during his time at Univar,” said John Zillmer, President and CEO of Univar. “Our European business is expanding rapidly, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. David’s global operating experience and entrepreneurial background are important strengths as we continue to integrate our existing operations and build capabilities in new markets.”

“I would also like to thank John van Osch for his service to Univar,” added Mr. Zillmer. “During his tenure, he drove our pan-European strategy of integrating our operations across 25 countries and establishing a Univar presence in the Middle East and Africa.”

“We will continue to optimize our operations and expand into to new markets to better serve our global customers and suppliers,” said Mr. Jukes. “Our recent acquisitions of Quaron and BCS and the pending acquisition of Eral-Protek demonstrate our commitment to growth, and I am very excited about the opportunity ahead for Univar.”

Mr. Jukes joined Univar in 2002 as Chief Executive of Distrupol, which he was instrumental in establishing. He has also served as Regional Director of Univar UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and most recently as Vice President, Sales and Marketing EMEA. 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 based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Earlier in his career, he was Vice President of Corporate Development for the polymers division at Ellis & Everard, prior to its acquisition by Univar. Mr. Jukes is a graduate of London Business School.

-Ends-

About Univar

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 179 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, and China. In 2009, Univar reported sales of $7.2 billion. For more information, visit: www.univar.com.

Operating from 56 distribution centres in 25 countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Univar Europe’s 2,200 local employees serve more than 28,900 customers in a diverse range of industries including coatings, food, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and other major sectors. To learn more about Univar Europe, Middle East and Africa, please visit: www.univareurope.com

For further information, please contact:

John Ederer
Vice President, Global Communications & Investor Relations
Univar Inc.
T +1 (425) 889-3601
M +1 (425) 894-5873
john.ederer@univarcorp.com

Catherine Lennon
Director – Communications, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Univar Europe
T +32 (0) 2 525 05 63
F +32 (0) 2 520 17 51
M +32 (0) 478 251 588
catherine.lennon@univareurope.com

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 21, 2017Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo 2017
  • October 22, 2017Serbotel
  • October 22, 2017Natexpo
  • November 5, 2017FLEIFOOD 2017
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements