IMCD Group has announced the appointment of Nicolas Kaufmann as Americas president, effective July 1, 2022. With nearly 20 years of international business and management experience in the business-to-business world, Kaufmann’s multicultural career includes the development of new markets in the Americas, successful mergers and acquisitions, business optimization, and a network of global business partners through his work experiences in Germany, Mexico, and Brazil. He joined IMCD Brasil as managing director in 2019.

“I am confident that in his new role as Americas President, Nicolas will continue to bring his passion and enthusiasm that empowers employees to thrive with an entrepreneurial spirit that not only embodies IMCD Values but opens a world of opportunity for our supplier partners, customers and the communities in which we serve,” said Marcus Jordan, chief operating officer (COO).

As president of IMCD’s Americas region, Kaufmann is responsible for all operating companies within the Americas. His focus will be on stimulating growth through the development of supplier partnerships, market expansion (organic and acquisition), optimizing operational excellence, and driving forward the region’s digitization and sustainability goals.

“I am honored for the opportunity to lead the next chapter of IMCD’s growth story in the Americas region as president,” Kaufmann said. “A sincere thanks goes to Marcus for building the foundation in the Americas, which propelled our rapid growth as a specialty distributor and an industry leader. Our team is highly motivated to continue our growth trajectory and I am looking forward to facilitating the materialization of the potential we have in developing all of our core markets throughout the region.”

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