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May 6, 2024

Austin Nichols Appointed President of ChemPoint, Inc. ("ChemPoint"), a subsidiary of Univar Solutions LLC ("Univar Solutions"), a leading global solutions provider to users of specialty ingredients and chemicals, today 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 multichannel 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 for growth," said David Jukes, president and chief executive officer for 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, Mr. Nichols brings a wealth of knowledge and 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 of 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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