/PRNewswire/ – Univar, a global leader in the distribution of chemistry and related services, today announced the appointment of Carl J. Lukach as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Lukach’s appointment follows the recent announcement that D. Beatty D’Alessandro will be leaving Univar as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on Dec. 8, 2014.
“Beatty has been a strong partner to me and a strong leader of the finance function with a unique combination of financial acumen and a straight-forward approach,” said Erik Fyrwald, Univar President and CEO. “He played a crucial role in the move of our corporate headquarters to the Chicago area and the rationalization of our two very complex SAP projects. I am grateful for his contributions to Univar.”
Lukach joins Univar following a 34-year career at DuPont, where he was an active contributor to redefining DuPont’s growth strategy. He most recently served as Vice President of Treasury, Tax, and Investor Relations for DuPont’s Performance Chemicals Company. Lukach previously held numerous finance and business leadership positions, including Vice President of Investor Relations, and President of DuPont East Asia.
“Throughout his career, Carl has proven his abilities as a successful business leader who is highly skilled in finance and investor relations, international business, and directing large organizations,” said Fyrwald. “His in-depth knowledge of the chemical industry, as well as his experience with aligning corporate, business, regional, and functional strategies with the needs of the investment community will be a tremendous addition to our executive team as we continue to execute on Univar’s global strategies for achieving financial efficiencies and growth.”
Lukach is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Lehigh University and master’s degree in Taxation from Widener University. He will be based out of Univar’s global headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill.