GARDEN CITY, NY - EMD Chemicals, a North American subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced that Superior Materials Inc., Garden City, NY, has earned its 2013 Distributor of the Year Award. The award recognizes excellence in sales, reporting, forecasting and customer feedback. Aram Terzian, Head of Dealer Management-Performance Materials Division-NAFTA Region, presented the award at a dinner held in New Jersey on March 27.

EMD is a world leader in the manufacture and sale of special effect pigments as well as active ingredients and specialty additives. These products are marketed into diverse industries ranging from personal care and cosmetics to traditional CASE, plastics and graphic arts sectors.

Superior Materials is a preferred specialty chemical distributor/agent. The company is responsible for EMD Chremicals’ product lines from the Mid-Atlantic thru the New England territories.