Bolanos to retire from Univar


November 7, 2013

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Univar Environmental Sciences President John P. Bolanos will retire from the company effective Jan. 3, 2014. Trace McEuen, a long-time member of the management team, will move into the role of vice president of Univar Environmental Sciences – Americas, effective Jan. 4, 2014.

“In John’s role as president and during his tenure, Univar experienced tremendous growth and outstanding leadership, including the successful acquisition of Southern Mill Creek Products in 2010 that significantly increased Environmental Sciences’ geographic footprint,” says Mike Hildebrand, vice president, Global Agriculture/Environmental Sciences.

“Univar’s growth and leadership succession have always been top priorities for me, and the transition of leadership to Trace is a natural progression,” says Bolanos. “I have the utmost confidence in Trace, his leadership, and the company’s strategy going forward.”

Bolanos and his wife, Jane, plan to remain in Austin and will enjoy spending more time with family and on their ranch while continuing their active involvement in the community. Remaining close to his Univar roots, Bolanos plans to fulfill his lifelong dream of beekeeping.


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