NACD Presents Annual Responsible Distribution Excellence Award to Brenntag North America, Inc

Austin, Texas, Aug 18 - Brenntag North America, Inc. headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania is the recipient of NACD's 2010 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award, the National Association of Chemical Distributors announced today.

Brenntag North America, Inc., a member of the Association for 25 years, was recognized by NACD today during the Association's annual Operations Seminar and Trade Show (OPSEM) in Austin, Texas for demonstrating outstanding performance in its Responsible Distribution program. David Garner, Vice President of Operations for Brenntag North America, Inc. and Shawn Wiram, Director of Safety, Health & Environment for Brenntag North America, Inc. were present to receive the award.

In announcing the award Bruce Schechinger, NACD's Chairman of the Board and President of BHS Marketing LLC said, "NACD is proud to recognize Brenntag North America, the 5th recipient of this award. Their commitment to process improvement, their involvement in the local community, and the education of their employees have established them as high achievers. Brenntag North America, Inc. is an outstanding example of Responsible Distribution in action."

In accepting the award, Garner commented, "Brenntag considers it a privilege and honor to be the recipient of NACD's 2010 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award as this process serves as the fundamental principle on which Brenntag conducts business on a daily basis. Our personnel are dedicated to the on-going implementation of Responsible Distribution. We believe this process brings value to not only our organization, but to our customers and suppliers as well. Responsible Distribution is also recognized by outside organizations as a viable demonstration of our commitment to sustainability. In addition, we believe that Responsible Distribution provides a standardized operating approach within our industry and has truly raised the bar in member company performance requirements. The NACD is to be commended for their leadership in the development and implementation of Responsible Distribution."

Responsible Distribution is NACD's premier environmental, health, safety and security program that is implemented by all of its members and many of its chemical handler affiliates. For more information on Responsible Distribution, go to

NACD and its 380 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. They make a delivery every six seconds while maintaining a safety record that is more than twice as good as the safety standards set by DOT. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and is a third-party verified management practice. For additional information on our members, their safety record or NACD, visit NACD's website --

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Matt Glaser
703-527-NACD (6223)

SOURCE National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

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 vast supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop shop solutions to more than 150,000 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, Brenntag operates a global network with more than 400 locations in more than 60 countries. In 2009 the company realized global sales of EUR 6.4 billion (USD 8.9 billion) with approximately 11,000 people.

Brenntag North America Media Contact:
Barbara Nothstein 610-926-6100 (x 3858)