Brenntag America's Management Team is leading the way
At Brenntag, we strive for our mangagement team to aspire and lead our company to great success.
With their extensive work experience and passion for chemical distribution, they proudly guide employees to live with a proudly Brenntag mentality, ensuring we are not only a safe and sustainable company, but also a company that focuses on the needs and wants of our customers and suppliers.
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Meet our executive office
Regional President Brenntag Essentials North America
Scott Leibowitz started his career with Brenntag in 1994 and has held various executive roles during his career. He has a track record of profitably growing businesses with a strong commercial skill set and creating value through supply chain and operational excellence.
As the Regional North American President for the Essentials business, Scott is responsible for the P&L oversight and commercial execution of a broad portfolio of chemicals including specialties across a wide range of industries offering technical support, application expertise and other value-added services. Previous to his current position, Scott held the position of VP of Sourcing and Product Management for Brenntag North America, President of Brenntag Northeast and other commercial management roles.
Regional President Brenntag Specialties Americas
Lars Schneider joined Brenntag AG as a Senior Controller in 2003 after a decade working in controlling roles in global companies, including Bertelsmann SE and Kingfisher plc. Over the past 17 years, he has held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility in finance, commercial, and general management. These include Groupe Controller for Brenntag North America, CFO Brenntag Italy, President BCD Chemie GmbH, and President Canada.
As President of Brenntag Canada, he has strategically led the business through an unprecedented expansion while dealing with various challenging downturns in the oil and gas market. Under his leadership, we've strengthened and accelerated the growth of the focus industries and specialties businesses and integrated several strategic acquisitions including Noco Lubricants in 2016 and Canada Colors and Pachem in 2018.
Lars received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Hamburg and has an MBA from the Open University.
Vice President Controlling Brenntag Essentials Americas
Dieter Woehrle joined Brenntag in 2007 as the CFO for Brenntag Latin America. He was responsible for supporting management processes, enhancing financial reporting, and building cost saving programs amidst the financial crisis of 2009.
After two years of working with Brenntag Latin America, Dieter was promoted to the CFO EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) for Brenntag Holding GmbH. He supported leadership by driving significant organizational transformations across the region.
Dieter holds a Bachelor in Administration, an MBA in International Business, and is a member of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). He is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, German, and English.
Vice President Controlling Brenntag Specialties Americas
Viktor Alvarado started his career at Brenntag in 2001 with a leading finance role in Venezuela. Since then, he has been in different roles in the Latin America region from 2001 to 2017, which included Corporate Controller, Finance Director in Mexico and M&A Director, all with a strong focus on business diversification and strategic growth. In 2017, he joined the Brenntag North America as Vice President of Finance for Brenntag Pacific, where he continued to develop strategies to support the diversification of the business and growth into the non-O&G industries.
Viktor holds a Public Accountant degree from Universidad de Carabobo (Valencia, Venezuela) and Master’s in Business Administration degrees from Universidad Europea de Madrid (Spain) and Universidad del Valle de Mexico.
Vice President Human Resources Americas
Donovan Mattole joined Brenntag in 2016 as Brenntag’s first head of Human Resources for North America. Donovan is responsible as the HR Business Partner for Americas and supports Brenntag Specialties, Brenntag Essentials, and Brenntag Business Service.
Previously, he worked for Mars, Inc. as the global head of human resources for their chocolate direct to consumer retail and e-commerce businesses, and before that as Senior Director HR for their Banfield Pet Hospital business. Before working for Mars, he was the Director of Human Resources for the global fitness manufacturer, Nautilus, Inc for 5 years. He also spent 10 years working for global retailer, Borders Books & Music.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from George Fox University and a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Wheaton College. He is a certified Senior Human Resources Manager (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute and is a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) through the Society for Human Resources. Donovan is a board advisor for Argyle Executive Forum and on the governing body of Evanta’s Philadelphia CHRO Forum.
Vice President Regional Supply Chain Optimization Americas
Jeff Rudy joined Brenntag in 2019, where he serves as a member of the Executive Office and is responsible for Operations, Safety, Health & Environment, Inventory, Supply Chain, Operational Excellence and Export/Import.
Prior to joining Brenntag, Rudy worked at NCR Corporation as Chief Supply Chain Officer. Before working at NCR, he was Senior Vice President of Supply Chain with FleetPride. He also spent over a decade working for Unisource Worldwide, Inc where he worked as the Chief Supply Chain Officer. He was responsible for the operations of 65 U.S. and 18 Canadian distribution centers (16 million square feet), a private fleet of 500 Class 8 power units, the inventory management function that replenished 200,000 unique SKUs, and the global real estate portfolio of 180 properties. Additionally, he had full P&L responsibility for a division he founded in 2009 that provided third party logistics services, including full service truckload and LTL brokering, to over 300 enterprise customers. Rudy is an expert in Supply Chain high performance business processes and practices and brings many years of experience with him to Brenntag.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Maryland Global Campus and a Masters from the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business in Global Supply Chain Management.
Vice President Legal North America
Leslie Reeve joined Brenntag in 2019, where she serves as a member of the Executive Office and is responsible for all legal matters for the North America region.
Prior to joining Brenntag, Ms. Reeve was the Global Compliance Leader of the Fabrics Division of WL Gore & Associates and prior to that she worked as Associate General Counsel, VP & Chief Compliance Officer at Univar. Before going in house Ms. Reeve was a partner at a Seattle headquartered law firm where she handled compliance, environmental regulatory and complex litigation matters and served on the Executive Committee of the firm. Ms. Reeve has strong interest and expertise in compliance having developed the global compliance function at two prior employers. Ms. Reeve also has deep transactional and litigation defense expertise and has handled FTC investigations, antitrust matters, trade compliance investigations and other complex litigation as well as commercial disputes, commercial contracting and M&A matters.
Leslie has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Illinois in Champaign- Urbana, IL and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA.