Univar appoints Erik Fyrwald as President CEO

Univar appoints Erik Fyrwald as President and CEO

4:56 AM, 20th April 2012
Univar appoints Erik Fyrwald as President and CEO

REDMOND, US: Univar Inc appointed J Erik Fyrwald as President and CEO effective from 7 May 2012. Fyrwald is currently president of Ecolab. Fyrwald will also become a member of Univar’s board of directors. As a result of the addition of Fyrwald to the executive team, Univar’s current President and CEO John J Zillmer will assume the position of Executive Chairman of Univar and its board of directors, succeeding William S Stavropoulos, who will move to the role of lead director.

“This is a great opportunity for Univar to continue strengthening its leadership team and business momentum. At Nalco, Erik brought focused attention to creating the capabilities needed to support the company’s dynamic growth. With his record of strong business leadership and results, the board of directors and I are very confident in his ability to help lead Univar as we continue to expand our global footprint,” said John Zillmer.

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