CHICAGO - CHEMCENTRAL has completed its acquisition of the assets of Solchem Pty., Ltd., New South Wales, Australia. Solchem is a major distributor to the coatings, industrial-cleaners and related industrial-solvent markets. The newly acquired assets will be operated by CHEMCENTRAL Australia.

William R. Hough, most recently senior vice president and director of marketing for CHEMCENTRAL, has been appointed president of the new enterprise.