Univar Inc. has promoted David Jukes to president of Univar Europe. He replaces John van Osch, who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.

Jukes has spent much of his career in global distribution while living and working in Australia, the U.S., the Netherlands, and his native UK. Most recently, he served as Univar’s vice president of Sales and Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa; he has been instrumental in implementing the company’s pan-European strategy.

“David has tremendous international distribution experience and has demonstrated strong leadership during his time at Univar,” said John Zillmer, president and CEO of Univar. “Our European business is expanding rapidly, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. David’s global operating experience and entrepreneurial background are important strengths as we continue to integrate our existing operations and build capabilities in new markets.”

For additional details, visitwww.univareurope.com.