New appointment at Azelis
Today, Azelis reports the appointment of Blair Illingworth as President and Director European Operations, effective May 21st. With a wealth of experience, Blair has held a number of roles as CEO in both manufacturing and distribution businesses mostly in the building materials sector, the last of which was as CEO of a subsidiary of AngloAmerican Plc (Tarmac Building Product Ltd).
He has also combined his business career with spells of military service with the British Royal Marines Commandos. In his new position leading Azelis’ European operations, Blair will report to Azelis CEO Joris Coppye and will focus on accelerating strategic and business improvement plans via effective, functional execution and operational excellence.
Azelis is the leading Pan-European specialty chemicals distributor providing a diverse range of innovative products and services. We serve 50,000 customers in the coatings, MPA, chemicals, composites, rubber, food & health, animal nutrition, pharma and personal care industries.
Through sourcing and distribution channels in every major market around the world, Azelis with its corporate service centre in Antwerp, Belgium, offers chemical producers market penetration, in-depth local knowledge, value-added services and tailored multi-territory solutions. Azelis, backed by private equity investor 3i, has a turnover of €1,200 million and employs 1,300 knowledgeable people located in 37 facilities in 32 countries across Europe, China, Canada, India and Australia.
For more information, please visit: www.azelis.com.
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