Univar Solutions appoints Austin Nichols as President of its ChemPoint subsidiary

Univar Solutions appoints Austin Nichols as President of its ChemPoint subsidiary

Nichols succeeds global Managing Director, Rick Hoener, who has left the company

  • By ICN Bureau | May 08, 2024

ChemPoint, a subsidiary of Univar Solutions, announced the appointment of Austin Nichols as president of ChemPoint, effective immediately. As a leader in the marketing, sales, and distribution of specialty and fine ingredients, ChemPoint leverages industry experience, deep data, and a multi-channel approach to help overcome market challenges and deliver sustainable growth.

"I've known Austin for many years and have always been impressed with his energy and passion towards growth," said David Jukes, President, and CEO, Univar Solutions. "With his expertise, I'm confident ChemPoint will be well positioned to grow its brands through an innovative competitive advantage and ability to quickly bring opportunities to market."

As an experienced distribution industry leader, Nichols brings a wealth of knowledge with a rich background in specialty ingredients and chemicals. Most recently, Mr. Nichols served as an operating partner for Small Car Performance, an original equipment manufacturer for the vintage Volkswagen aftermarket. Earlier appointments include various sales, business development, and product management roles at leading distributors including Nexeo Plastics and Univar Solutions. Mr. Nichols started his career at ChemPoint as a sales representative and received his bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

"I'm very pleased to have Austin join us again and lead this unique business that is focused on demand creation and market growth," said Nick Alexos, Chief Financial Officer and Divisional President, Services, for Univar Solutions. "With a market focus, I'm confident Austin will bring new ideas for our wide range portfolio of chemicals and ingredients."

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