Brenntag promotes Mr. Bret A. Happel to Regional Vice President of Brenntag Mid-South

Reading, PA - Brenntag North America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of the world wide Brenntag Group based in Mulheim, Germany, has announced the promotion of Mr. Bret A. Happel to the position of Regional Vice President at their subsidiary company Brenntag Mid-South.

A graduate of Western Kentucky University with a BS in Management, Mr. Happel joined Brenntag in 1990 as a Sales Representative. He was the Sales Representative of the Year for the subsidiary company in 1993 and 1994, and also the North American Sales Representative of the Year Runner Up, in 1994. He subsequently held the positions of Branch Sales Manager, Branch Manager and National Accounts Executive, prior to his most recent position as Ohio Valley District Manager.

He was selected to attend the Brenntag Worldwide Leadership Program in 2004/2005.

Mr. Happel is a member of the Louisville Chapter of the Institute of Food Technologists and the Central Kentucky Chapter of the Metal Finishers Association. He will be located in the Henderson, Kentucky headquarters of Brenntag Mid-South, and will be focusing on growth of their commercial business.

With sales amounting to USD 6.6 billion in the business year 2005 and 9,200 employees worldwide in 50 countries, Brenntag is the global leader in the growing market for chemical distribution. Underlying the company’s strong position in world markets, Brenntag is committed to providing value to its customers and suppliers through superior supply chain logistics, national accounts programs and value-added services. Capitalizing on leading regional market positions and worldwide experience, Brenntag provides a “one-stop-shop” for over 25,000 chemical products to more than 150,000 customers. To its suppliers and customers alike, Brenntag offers in both Europe and the Americas an unrivaled, extensive and state-of-the-art distribution network for industrial and specialty chemicals.