Brenntag North America Adds Member to Diesel Exhaust Fluid Management Team

Reading, PA – January 13, 2014

Brenntag North America, Inc., the world's largest distributor of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), adds Jason Thatcher to the DEF management team as DEF Logistics and Customer Support Manager.

Jason holds over 10 years of widespread experience previously working within Brenntag’s various operations departments. With his most-recent role as a District Operations Manager for Brenntag Pacific, Jason is exceptionally qualified to support Brenntag’s continued growth in this emergent market.

“The addition of Jason Thatcher to the DEF team is very exciting and critical with Brenntag’s rapid pace of growth in DEF distribution,” said Bret Happel, DEF Business Director. “His role of ensuring that product is moving effectively throughout our logistics network is essential. Having oversight of our network of DEF customer service team members located throughout the US and Canada will ensure we are meeting and exceeding our customer’s expectations.”

Brenntag operates more than 140 locations and 30 DEF rail terminals throughout North America supplying the DEF customer base with jugs, drums, totes, mini-bulk and full truck loads of DEF.

About Brenntag:

Brenntag is the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution. Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, Brenntag provides business-to-business distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals globally. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to more than 170,000 customers. The value-added services include just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management, drum return handling as well as extensive technical support. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 450 locations in over 70 countries. In 2012 the company realized global sales of EUR 9.7 billion (USD 12.5 billion) with nearly 13,000 employees.

Press contact for Brenntag Group:
Hubertus Spethmann
Brenntag AG
Corporate Communications
Stinnes-Platz 1
45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Telephone: + 49 208 7828 7701
Fax: + 49 208 7828 7720

Press contact for Brenntag North America:
Barbara Nothstein
Brenntag North America
5083 Pottsville Pike
Reading, PA 19605
Telephone: 610 916 3858