Brenntag North America is Recognized by the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

Brenntag North America, Inc., part of the Brenntag Group, was recognized by NACD with the announcement of Shawn Wiram as Distributor of the Year and election of Tom Corcoran as NACD Chairman.

The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) recently held their 47th annual meeting in Carlsbad, CA, where more than 600 members gathered to learn how “Everything Counts” in the chemical distribution industry.

This year, Shawn Wiram was named the 2018 Distributor of the Year. Wiram is the Director of Safety, Health, and Environment (HSE) at Brenntag North America and sits on the NACD ChemEdge Committee. Wiram was commended for his personal participation and his continuous commitment to the chemical distribution industry.

“For over 20 years, Shawn has been committed to the safety and security of the chemical distribution industry,” said NACD President Eric R. Byer. “He has worked daily to uphold industry best practices and has dedicated his time and energy to make sure the rest of the industry does, too. We are proud to call him a member of the NACD family and to bestow him with this year’s NACD Distributor of the Year Award.”

During the meeting, the Association held elections and announced the new incoming officers to its 2019 Board of Directors. Tom Corcoran, Vice President Food & Nutrition of the Brenntag Group, was elected as the Chairman of the Association and will serve a two-year term.

Byer remarked: “We’re thrilled to have Tom at the helm of the NACD Board of Directors. The talent and dedication he brings from his decades in the chemical industry will be a great foundation for our leadership during his tenure. We look forward to Tom taking NACD to even greater heights for our memberships and ensuring distributors work to uphold the highest safety standards and business best practices.”


Barbara Nothstein Brenntag North America, Inc. Trade Show Management (610) 916-3858