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[post_date] => 2018-08-14 09:27:03
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[post_content] => The US-headquartered Maroon Group has been chosen by Huntsman's Polyurethanes Division to distribute isocyanates, prepolymers and polyols across Ohio, Michigan, Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana and Kentucky. This newly added territory, the company say, "will align with the current representation, from Maine to Miami," that at present is the remit of Maroon-owned DB Becker.
"The opportunity to expand our successful relationship with Huntsman Corporation is a significant event for Maroon," says Dan Canavan III, Maroon's vice-president of principal management, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE). "Our partnership with Huntsman spans more than three decades of success through our DB Becker business, which has been recognised repeatedly as their Distributor of the Year. We look forward to delivering the same level of success with our Midwestern sales teams in our newly expanded region."
The news comes shortly after DB Becker was selected by Chromaflo Technologies to distribute colourants and chemical dispersions across an expanded 21-state territory encompassing the Gulf Coast, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast regions. "We are excited to extend our coverage with Chromaflo as a principal in this expanded territory," says Eric Post, Maroon's vice-president, principal management, CASE. "This further strengthens and compliments our product and service offering to the paints and coatings markets."
"Maroon Group is well-respected in the industries we serve and has been Chromaflo's distributor in the 13 Mid-Western US states since 2013," says Elizabeth Campbell, Chromaflo's business director coatings, Americas. "I am confident their industry knowledge and strong customer relationships through Maroon Group's DB Becker Company will strengthen and enhance Chromaflo Technologies' product availability, service and support in the eastern US. The goal is to make the transition to Maroon Group as easy and effortless as possible for our customers in the eastern US. Our plan for a concerted effort between all parties will ensure a seamless transition."
CHANGE AT THE TOP
Meanwhile on the management front, Maroon has announced that Dan T Canavan, Sr is to retire from his post as president of DB Becker, which he purchased in 1990 and which he subsequently sold to Maroon in 2015. Canavan will be succeeded at the helm by Howard Hubert, president of the Maroon CASE and plastics verticals. This, Maroon says, "is the culmination of a long-term transition plan" that has seen both Canavan and Hubert working closely together to facilitate a smooth handover.
"On behalf of our entire organisation, I would like to thank Dan for his tireless leadership and visionary approach as he led DB Becker through decades of sustained growth," says Maroon president and CEO Mark E Reichard. "Dan has had a remarkable career, focused on service to our customers and suppliers and developing the next generation of leaders. He built the foundation for the numerous opportunities that lie ahead."
At the same time, Rhanisha Tillman-Hill has been named as DB Becker's new north-east regional account manager. She will support the company's CASE business in the Tri-State Area of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. "Rhanisha comes to us with a wealth of coating formulation experience that will provide immense value to our customers and suppliers as we strive to offer best-in-class technical sales to the markets we serve," says Bill Nicholas, DB Becker's vice-president of sales, eastern region. "We're very excited to have her on board and look forward to the great things she will do as part of Maroon Group."
[post_title] => Maroon: Seal that deal
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The Maroon Group has announced some new distribution deals and a change of management at its DB Becker unit