REDMOND, WA – Univar Inc., a global chemical distributor, announced that David Jukes has been promoted to President of Univar Europe. He replaces John van Osch who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.
Jukes has spent much of his career in global distribution, living and working in Australia, the United States, the Netherlands and in his native United Kingdom. Most recently, he served as Univar’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and has been instrumental in implementing the company’s pan-European strategy.
Jukes joined Univar in 2002 as Chief Executive of Distrupol, which he was instrumental in establishing. He has also served as Regional Director of Univar UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and most recently as Vice President, Sales and Marketing EMEA. Prior to joining Univar, Jukes was Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Industry Relations for Omnexus, a plastics industry consortium e-commerce platform based in Atlanta, GA.