Maroon Group Names New CEO
AVON, OH – Specialty chemical distributor Maroon Group LLC, Avon, Ohio, has named Terry Hill to succeed Mark E. Reichard as CEO, effective May 1, 2019. Reichard will continue to serve as Executive Vice Chairman of Maroon Group, managing key customer and principal relationships. Concurrent with Terry Hill’s appointment, Mike McKenna will add the role of President to his existing responsibilities as COO of Maroon.
Under Reichard’s leadership, Maroon Group has achieved exceptional growth. “The last 37 years with Maroon Group have been an amazing ride,” said Reichard. “I am humbled by the caliber of the team that I have been honored to work alongside, who focus every day on creating value for our customers and principal partners. Each employee of our company should be proud of the organization that we’ve built together. I am excited to remain as an active contributor to Maroon’s growth and look forward to our continued development and success under Terry’s leadership.” In addition to his role as Executive Vice Chairman, Reichard will continue to serve as President and CEO of Polyram USA.
Hill has served on Maroon’s board of directors since March 2017. Hill previously spent 30 years with Univar, where he served as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, President of Univar U.S., and also managed ChemPoint, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America during his tenure. He has also held leadership roles within the National Association of Chemical Distributors, serving on the board of directors and spearheading initiatives in eCommerce, emerging leaders and regulatory affairs. Hill commented, “I am delighted to join Maroon Group as CEO at such an exciting and dynamic time for our company and industry. It has been tremendous fun to participate in Maroon’s expansion over the past several years, and I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to build on the exceptional momentum at Maroon. Mark has assembled a first-class team, who together have built a culture of excellence that contributes to our goal of Creating Customer Success®. I am excited to work alongside Mark, Mike and the entire Maroon Group organization in advancing that legacy and delivering value for our customers and principal partners.”
McKenna, Maroon Group’s current COO, will add the title of President. His key responsibilities over his 15-year tenure with the company have included executive responsibility for Maroon’s service delivery, supplier management, operations, acquisition integration efforts and marketing. In this role, McKenna has spearheaded Maroon’s efforts to deliver on the company’s goal of Creating Customer Success® with innovative formulation capabilities; consistent products, consistent delivery, and consistent supply; and a differentiated portfolio of specialty chemical and ingredient solutions across all of its end markets.