Univar Solutions has promoted Matthew Ottaway to the role of senior vice president global beauty care and nutrition. In his new role, Ottaway will be accountable for the continued expansion and growth of Univar Solutions existing global businesses of food ingredients, beauty, and personal care as well as the globalization of the Nutraceuticals business currently operating in Canada.
This appointment comes after the chemical and ingredient distributor recently announced the combination of its 14 end markets to five macro categories including Consumer Solutions, General Industrial, Services & Other Markets, Industrial Specialties, and Refining & Chemical Processing. In this new organization, the beauty care and nutrition segments re part of the part of the Consumer Solutions category.
"Matthew has a long history of driving a greater level of growth for our organization and connectivity across industry verticals globally. His insight, business acumen, and understanding of our global business makes him the perfect choice to lead our vertical industry expansion," said David Jukes, president and CEO of Univar Solutions.
Ottaway brings more than 20 years of chemical and ingredients industry experience, working for both producers and distributors in sectors such as Beauty and Personal Care, Food Ingredients, Pharmaceuticals, and Coatings. In his most recent position with Univar Solutions as Focused Industries vice president for EMEA, Ottaway has been instrumental in designing and delivering growth strategies within the industries of his portfolio. He has built and executed on a people led plan designed to deliver value to Univar Solutions customers and suppliers with a focus on sales execution as well as both supplier and geographic expansion.
Ottaway joined Univar Solutions in December of 2014 as Personal Care industry director, where he had profit and loss (P&L) responsibility for a dedicated EMEA Personal Care team. Prior to joining Univar Solutions, Ottaway held positions of increasing responsibility in medical sales, biotechnology, and specialty chemicals in leading organizations across Europe.