Univar recently announced the appointment of D. Beatty D’Alessandro as executive vice president and chief financial officer. D’Alessandro’s appointment follows the announcement that Steven M. Nielsen resigned from Univar as executive vice president and chief financial officer on January 15.

D’Alessandro joins Univar after spending 29 years at Graybar, a distributor of electrical, communications, and data networking products and a provider of related supply chain management and logistics services. There, he served as senior vice president and CFO, as well as on the Board of Directors.

“Beatty is a highly accomplished and respected financial executive and we are thrilled to have him join our team,” said Erik Fyrwald, president and CEO. “His knowledge of distribution businesses and his expertise in finance and information technology will be tremendous assets for us as we implement our own systems and processes.”

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