Univar appoints new vice president Focused Industries for EMEA


Matthew Ottaway, VP Focused Industries EMEA at Univar
Matthew Ottaway, VP Focused Industries EMEA at Univar

Univar BV, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (Downers Grove, Illinois), a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, has named Matthew Ottaway as vice president Focused Industries, EMEA. Ottaway will report to Nick Powell, whom he succeeds following Powell’s recent appointment to president, EMEA & APAC.

“Matthew has extensive experience in EMEA’s specialty chemical and ingredients markets, positioning him well to lead our Focused Industries,” said Powell. ”His people-led emphasis for our Personal Care business unlocked added value for our customers and suppliers, which in turn spurred growth for our business. I look forward to his continued contributions as he extends his expertise to other parts of our Focused Industries business and continues to deliver value for our customers and supplier partners.”

Ottaway first joined Univar in 2007 and most recently served as industry director for Personal Care in EMEA. Prior to his current role, Ottaway was sales director at ISP, commercial general manager with Blagden Specialty Chemicals and sales operations director for EMEA at Avery Dennison.

Univar’s Focused Industries line of business provides dedicated expertise to three core industries: Food Ingredients, Personal Care and Coatings & Adhesives.