AVON, OH – Specialty chemicals distributor Barentz recently announced it has appointed Mark Blakely as President of its North American CASE & Plastics vertical. Blakely brings more than 30 years of leadership experience, serving in both executive commercial and operations roles in global manufacturing and distribution businesses. Blakely most recently acted as Vice President for Matheson Tri-Gas Inc., a global supplier of specialty industrial gases.

“We’re excited to add a proven leader of Mark’s caliber to our organization. At a time when we are rapidly scaling our CASE & Plastics business across N. America, his leadership will be incredibly valuable,” said Mike McKenna, President & COO of Barentz North America. “To support our customers and principal partners and further differentiate the value and service offerings provided, Barentz is heavily investing in all business segments.  Mark and the entire Barentz team will remain focused on executing our strategy of delivering targeted growth, continuously improving and become the global market leader.”

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