September 14, 2023

Barentz announces the retirement of CEO Hidde van der Wal, and appoints Peter Boone as new CEO

Barentz International, a leading global life science and specialty performance ingredients distributor, today announces the appointment of Peter Boone as Chief Executive Officer, starting on 1st of October 2023. As planned, he will succeed Hidde van der Wal, who has decided to retire after more than twenty years of leadership at the company. Hidde and Peter will ensure a smooth transition over the coming months.

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September 13, 2023

Process Oils, Inc. appoints Barentz as a distributor of biobased metalworking fluid additives in North America.

Barentz, a leading distributor of life science & specialty ingredients, is pleased to be appointed as a North American distributor for Process Oils, Inc. – an Ergon, Inc. company.

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August 21, 2023

Divsa Rebranded to Barentz

Barentz, a leading global distributor of life science and specialty ingredients, announced today that Distribuciones Industriales Variadas, S.A. “Divsa,” will be rebranded as Barentz, effective immediately. The name change follows the acquisition of Divsa by Barentz International "Barentz" in March 2022.

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February 13, 2023

Barentz announces North American leadership transition

Barentz announces a planned leadership transition in its North America business. Mike McKenna who previously served as President & COO North America, will become CEO North America. Terry Hill, former CEO, will join the company's Supervisory Board. These appointments are effective March 1, 2023.

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March 16, 2022

Barentz Acquires DIVSA in Central America

Barentz International, a global life science ingredients distributor, announced today that it has acquired Distribuciones Industriales Variadas, S.A. ("Divsa" or the "Business"), Central America's leading value-add distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemicals. With locations across Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama, Divsa represents the ideal fit to bridge Barentz' well-established presence in North and South America. The team will continue to be led by Mario Mena, Divsa's President & Founder, and the headquarters will remain in Guatemala City.

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January 13, 2022

Barentz Acquires Chemcel and Launches Barentz Mexico

Barentz International, a leading global life science ingredients distributor, announced today that it has acquired certain assets of Chemcel, S.A. de C.V. (the “Business”), a value-add distributor of specialty ingredients into the Mexican pharmaceutical and nutrition markets. Through its technical sales team, in-house formulary capabilities, and a product portfolio focused on specialty excipients, the Business provides the natural platform to further expand into the Mexican market as Barentz Mexico. The team will continue to be led by Julio Rendon and the headquarters will remain in Mexico City.

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