CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA - P.T. Hutchins, an Azelis Americas company, has earned the 2015 Distributor of the Year Award from the Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF in North America. This is the first time P.T. Hutchins has won this award from BASF. The award ceremony took place on February 25, 2016 in Charlotte, NC during an annual distribution meeting hosted by BASF.

The award recognizes P.T. Hutchins for outstanding performance in the categories of sales achievement, entrepreneurship, new customer growth, a strong focus on customer industries, and operational excellence. This performance contributed to measurable growth of sales for the Dispersions & Pigments division in North America.

"The P.T. Hutchins team personified the phrase ‘distributor partner,’” said Dan Gruber, President of Azelis Americas CASE. “This award is a testament to our dedication to technical expertise and a consultative selling approach that brings value to both our customers and our suppliers.”

Personnel in the lab facilities at P.T. Hutchins work closely with the R&D and technical service teams at BASF to provide a holistic, solutions-oriented approach to the market. This strategy was recognized by BASF through the award, which recognized the extraordinary efforts made by lab personnel to test and bring to market a new product in under 90 days.

“BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments team views P.T. Hutchins as a model distributor partner,” said Boone Pitts, Distribution Manager, Dispersions & Pigments, North America. “We rely on this type of partnership to help drive the growth of the division, specifically, the introduction of new products to the market place.” 


P.T. Hutchins distributes the full portfolio of products from the Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF throughout the western region of the United States. This product offering includes dispersions, resins, pigments, formulation additives and performance additives. Additionally, P.T. Hutchins represents the construction products portfolio from the Construction Chemicals division of BASF throughout the United States and Canada.