Stephen D. Newlin
United States of America
Mr. Newlin joined Univar in May 2016 as President and Chief Executive Officer. In November 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for Univar. He previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne Corporation from 2006-2014, and Executive Chairman of the Board until 2016. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Newlin was President, Industrial Sector at Ecolab, Inc. He previously spent 24 years at Nalco Chemical Company in positions of increasing responsibility, and served as President and Director of Nalco from 1998 to 2001, and was President, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice Chairman from 2000 to 2001. In addition to his election to the Univar Board of Directors in 2014, Mr. Newlin currently serves on the boards of directors of The Chemours Company and Oshkosh Corporation. Mr. Newlin holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and has completed the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, earning an accelerated promotion.