Brenntag Americas Recipients of Wacker "Distributor of the Year” Awards for 2009

Annually Wacker Chemie AG presents "Distributor of the Year" Awards to recognize outstanding results and achievements by their distributor partners. Awards are presented on a global basis with four performance achievement categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

The performance criteria for the 2009 awards were based on a combination of sales performance metrics and effective interaction with Wacker’s Business Teams.

The Brenntag Americas companies receiving awards are:

PLATINUM: Brenntag Specialties, Brenntag Great Lakes
GOLD: Brenntag Southeast
SILVER: Brenntag Canada, Brenntag Columbia, Brenntag Guatemala, Brenntag Mexico,
Brenntag Mid-South, Brenntag Northeast

Consolidated results:

GOLD: Brenntag North America
SILVER: Brenntag Latin America

These awards are reflective of a continuing successful distribution partnership between Brenntag and Wacker.

Ted Davlantes, Director Distribution Management NAFTA and Middle America, Wacker Chemical Corporation stated, “Congratulations to the Brenntag North and Latin American Groups for achieving these outstanding results. We would like to especially recognize Brenntag Specialties, Inc., for not only achieving a Platinum award, but for being the top-ranking Platinum which means Wacker’s top-ranking distributor worldwide in 2009. The Brenntag companies have shown continuous and substantial growth of our mutual business since the inception of our partnerships in the Americas.”

The Wacker portfolio as distributed by Brenntag includes Silicones, Fumed Silica and Polymer Products, sold into Industries such as Construction, Chemical Process, Coating, Adhesive, Sealant, Elastomer, Personal Care and Food.

About Brenntag

Brenntag is the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution (based on most recent market data.) Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, Brenntag provides business-to-business distribution solutions of 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 technical services.

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.

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	Hubertus Spethmann

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