Univar Inc. recently announced it has expanded its operations in Greece with the opening of a new office in Athens. The company has been exporting products to Greece for more than 10 years from its UK and French operations. The growth in customer base and expanding product portfolio reportedly warranted a transition to a fully functioning operation on the ground, culminating in last month’s office opening.

Markos Roussos is managing director of the new office with a remit to further expand business in the region. Roussos joined the company from tesa tape, where he worked for seven years, most recently as sales manager.

“Expansion in the region and recent extensions to the product ranges have meant that a Univar presence on the ground was the logical next step,” said Nick Powell, regional director for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Greece. “Markos has an excellent track record in the industry, and I am confident the pattern of growth in Greece will continue. The added convenience, speed of distribution and local knowledge will provide the ideal platform for Univar’s continued expansion.”

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