Dunleary is a super-regional specialty chemical distribution company. They have announced the acquisition of D. N. Lukens, and D & F Distributing. The closing date for the acquisitions is set for the end of August and is subject to customary due diligence. Together, the companies will meld into one entity with a new brand identity by late 2017.
The three companies collectively cover CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers), plastics, construction, food, personal care, cosmetics, graphic arts, oil and gas, rubber, textiles, and others. It will be one cohesive enterprise, employing the best practices of each brand. The collaborative enterprise will excel at meeting the joint needs of both its suppliers and customers.
The company’s new geography comprises 28 states utilising 29 technically focused individuals, all of whom have direct field sales responsibilities. The sales team will attend to 4,400 buying and potential customers. The business of specialty chemicals requires chemical suppliers to evolve to meet the critical and ever-changing demands of their customers. Specialty chemical distributors serve to bridge suppliers and their technologies with customers.
Newly hired Dirk Plas will serve as vice president, principal relationships and development. An experienced global executive with a strong track record of business growth, Plas was president and CEO of BYK USA for the past 14 years and is uniquely qualified to provide a comprehensive perspective to the newly expanded Dunleary organisation.