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Univar appoints CEO Stephen D. Newlin as chairman

UnivarUnivar, a chemical distributor, announced that it has appointed president and chief executive officer Stephen D. Newlin to the additional post of chairman of the board.
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Mr. Newlin has served on the Univar board of directors since 2014 and was appointed president and chief executive officer in May 2016.

Mr. Newlin succeeds William S. Stavropoulos as chairman. Mr. Stavropoulos will assume the role of lead director.

The Univar board of directors also recently appointed Edward J. Mooney and Robert L. Wood as independent directors.

Mr. Mooney is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Nalco Holdings Co. and previously served in roles of increasing responsibility at Nalco spanning several decades.

He previously served on the boards of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, Commonwealth Edison Company (a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation), FMC Corp., the Northern Trust Corporation, and Polyone Corp.

Mr. Wood is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Chemtura Corporation. He also held numerous management roles at Dow Chemical and served on Dow's Corporate Operating Board.

Mr. Wood currently serves on the boards of MRC Global Inc. and Praxair Inc. and previously was a member of Jarden Corporation's board of directors.

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