Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR), Downers Grove, IL, a global chemical and ingredients distributor, has appointed David C. Jukes as president and COO. He will continue to report to CEO Stephen D. Newlin.
A 14-year Univar veteran, Jukes most recently served as executive vice president and president, USA & Latin America. In his new role, Jukes will oversee day-to-day operations of all of Univar's business segments, including Canada, EMEA and Rest of World, and he will maintain direct responsibility for the USA and its transformation. He will also be instrumental to the ongoing development of the company's strategic plan.