Our Management

Markus Klähn

Markus Klähn, Brenntag North America CEO, joined Brenntag in 1994. After various positions at corporate headquarters of Brenntag Group he became Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Brenntag Latin America, Inc. in 2004.

In 2007 he became President of Brenntag Northeast, Inc. and overtook operational responsibility for Brenntag North America in 2011 as COO. In February 2013 he was appointed President of Brenntag North America, Inc.

Effective July 1st, 2015, Klähn became a member of the Brenntag Management Board.

Steven Pozzi

Steven Pozzi, Chief Operating Officer of Brenntag North America, graduated from Cornell University in 1981 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He entered the chemical industry in 1981 as a Technical Sales Representative for Union Carbide based in NJ. In 1986, Mr, Pozzi joined BP Chemicals as the US Specialty Sales Manager in NY. While with BP, Mr. Pozzi was posted to a three year overseas assignment as Marketing Manager in England.

In 1991 Mr. Pozzi left BP to start (with partners) a chemical distribution company named Quadra Chemicals, Inc. in New Jersey. Over the next 15 years, Mr. Pozzi developed the Quadra business into a $100 million company which was acquired in 2005 by Brenntag North America. Mr. Pozzi joined the Brenntag team and later took over the leadership of Brenntag Pacific headquartered in Los Angeles in 2007 as President.

In 2014 Mr. Pozzi joined the Brenntag North America leadership team in Reading, PA as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Thomas M. Corcoran

Thomas M. Corcoran is Senior Vice President of Brenntag North America, Inc. with key responsibilities in the following areas: Sales and Sourcing Team, Product Management, Industry Management, e-Business, DEF, and Customer Service Excellence.

After an outstanding nineteen-year career with FMC, Mr. Corcoran joined the Brenntag North America organization in September 2003 as Director, Strategic Sourcing. October 2005 Mr. Corcoran was appointed to the position of VP of Sales and Sourcing and he held that position through 2007, when he was promoted to the position of President of Brenntag Southwest.

In 1984, Mr. Corcoran graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Accounting and has brought a wealth of business and distribution experience to his key position with Brenntag North America, Inc.

Jim Doyle

Jim Doyle, President of Coastal Chemical, has served as Vice President, then President of Region III of the National Association of Chemical Distributors. In 1992 he was recognized by that organization as Distributor of the Year. He has also served as President of the UL Alumni Association and in 2007 was honored in their annual Spring Gala as the Outstanding Alumni.

In 2012 Jim was honored by Brenntag North America for his contributions to Brenntag and the chemical industry over his 42 years in the industry and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

He currently serves as a member on the Board of Governors UL Foundation, as well as a member on the boards of Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana, Iberia Bank Advisory Board, and the Miles Perret Cancer Center Finance Committee.

David Garner

David Garner, Senior Vice President of Operations of Brenntag North America, joined Brenntag in 1983 as a Management Trainee in Henderson, KY. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

During his career, David has been a consistently strong contributor as Production Manager, Chlorine Supervisor, Plant Manager, Director of Operations and Vice President, Operations, Brenntag Mid-South. He was promoted to Vice President, Operations, Brenntag North America, Inc. in 2004. Over the years, David has been instrumental in the successful implementation of strategic projects and preparation, as well as integration of numerous acquisitions.

In addition, David has been a Board Member of the Chlorine Institute for 11 years and was recognized for his service and safety leadership with the Peter Mayo award in April 2015. David serves as the Chairman of the Brenntag Global Quality Health Safety & Environment Committee as well as his Brenntag North America duties.