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Rohm and Haas Names Chemcentral U.S. Distributor


Rohm and Haas has announced the move to a single U.S. distributor for its North American architectural and functional coatings business, effective Jan. 1, 2007.  Chemcentral, headquartered in Bedford Park, IL, will represent Rohm and Haas in the U.S. for the distribution of emulsion products while continuing to be the U.S. representative for Rohm and Haas’s Paraloid product line.  This move represents a renewed strategy for long-term growth in the distribution channel in cooperation with a strategic partner to achieve this goal.
In making the announcement, James Swanson, vice president and general manager, architectural and functional coatings North America, said, “We are pleased to broaden our 10-year plus relationship with Chemcentral. We’re excited about the opportunities a singular alliance offers Rohm and Haas with respect to new market opportunities, new product introductions and long-term growth.”  
“The addition of Rohm and Haas products complements our portfolio for coatings and strengthens our position as a leading distributor of specialty chemicals,” John R. Yanney, Chemcentral president and CEO, added. “It also confirms our commitment to high-quality, responsive service and to meeting the diverse needs of our customers and suppliers. We are excited about the many opportunities our enhanced alliance with Rohm and Haas affords.”