BRISTOL, PA - EW Kaufmann, a member of the KODA Distribution Group, announced that Ted Burke has taken over as President after the retirement of Brian O’Connor on February 27. O’Connor had been at EW Kaufmann since 1995 and served as President since 2007.

Burke joined EW Kaufmann in March 2014 as Vice President of Sales, bringing to the company 39 years of experience in the chemical distribution industry. He served as President of Callahan from 1994 until September of 2013. In addition to his experience at Callahan, Burke is a former Regional President of the National Association of Chemical Distributors and a former member of its National Board. He also served for six years as a Trustee on the Chemical Education Foundation.

Shaun Julian has been named VP of Sales at EW Kaufmann, succeeding Burke. Prior to this new appointment, Julian was responsible for the Central/Northern New Jersey, Metro through Albany, NY, and Western Connecticut regions since joining the company in 2010. Julian has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in the chemical industry.