AVON, Ohio—For the fourth consecutive year, materials distributor Maroon Group has won a major award from Huntsman Corp.
Huntsman's Polyurethanes Division has recognized Avon-based Maroon as its 2018 Distributor of the Year. The award was given to Maroon's CASE & Plastics Eastern Region in appreciation for sales growth and new business development, Maroon officials said in a news release.
"To receive this recognition for a fourth year running is a testament to the value that a principal/distributor partnership can bring to customers," William Nicholas, Eastern region sales vice president, said.
"The urethane landscape has changed a lot over the past 10-15 years," he added. "There really has been a tremendous amount of innovation and we've been fortunate to share in the growth of this market with our customers and with our long-time partner, Huntsman."
Maroon's product list includes additives and pigments for plastics and many other markets. The firm has made several acquisitions since New York-based private equity firm CI Capital L.L.C. became its majority owner in 2014.
In the management ranks, Terry Hill became Maroon's new CEO on May 1. Hill has almost 30 years of experience with distribution firm Univar and had a member of Maroon's board since 2017.