Steve Block Named President of ChemPoint.com & Vice President of Univar Inc.
September 07, 2010ChemPoint
BELLEVUE, Washington – September 7, 2010 – Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, announced today the appointment of Steve Block as president of ChemPoint.com, a leading e-distributor of specialty and fine chemicals in Europe and North America. Block also will serve as Vice President of Univar Inc.
Block has played a significant leadership role in ChemPoint.com, serving as a member of the founding team 11 years ago and as vice president of marketing and sales for the past five years. Additionally, Block has held marketing and sales positions at Univar for over 27 years.
“ChemPoint has built a strong business model combining great people, processes and technology to serve suppliers and customers in the specialty chemical market,” said Block. “We have a strong history of innovation, which provides a solid foundation for future growth. I am excited to lead and support a terrific team as we build scale and expand to new markets.”
Univar is one of the world’s leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of 179 facilities in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2009, Univar reported sales of $7.2 billion. For more information, visit: www.univar.com.