Buckman Combines U.S. and Canada Operations to Form Buckman North America

July 30, 2013 - Buckman today announced the formation of a new company, Buckman North America, under which the current Buckman Canada and Buckman United States organizations will be brought together into a single operation. The intent is to provide synergy to better serve our customers.

The new company will begin operating immediately and will be based out of the Buckman global headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee.

The company will also maintain operations at the current Buckman Canada location in Vaudreuil-Dorion, a suburb of Montreal.

Jim Doan, will serve as President Buckman North America, and Pete Tchouros will serve as General Manager Operations for the new company.

“When fully operational, this new Buckman North America structure will give Buckman associates in Canada and the United States increased access to technical knowledge, encourage sharing of best practices and enhance abilities to serve our customers," said Doan.

Doan noted that the transformation to Buckman North America will be seamless from a customer perspective, with no business interruption.

The creation of Buckman North America follows similar organizational changes made around the world as a part of the OneBuckman global business model that is focused on maximizing efficiency, synergy and customer responsiveness that result in a stronger company poised for continued growth. This new geographic organization is similar to the structure of most of Buckman’s customers.

With the creation of Buckman North America, Buckman now has six geographically organized operating companies focused on customer needs around the world.

Buckman is a privately held, global specialty chemical company with headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Buckman works proactively and collaboratively with our worldwide customers in pulp and paper, leather, and water treatment to deliver exceptional service and innovative specialty chemical solutions. Buckman is committed to safeguarding the environment, maintaining safety in the workplace, and promoting sustainable development, for our associates, our customers and our communities in more than 90 countries around the world. For more information visit www.buckman.com.

SOURCE: Buckman