Marco Antonio Quirino Named President of Univar Latin America
16 Sep 2014
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., September 16, 2014 – Marco Antonio Quirino has been named President of Univar Latin America, effective September 1. The announcement was made by David
Flitman, Chief Operating Officer and President of Univar USA and Latin America, to whom Quirino now reports.
In his new role, Quirino will manage the company’s businesses in Mexico and Brazil in support of Univar’s operations in the Latin America market. He will be responsible for driving growth and
developing partner relationships across Univar’s key industries in the region, including polyurethanes, personal care, food, agrochemicals, coatings, and oilfield services.
“Since joining Univar in 2013, Marco has successfully re-energized our growth in Brazil by strengthening Univar’s relationships with suppliers, building our customer base in the region, and
connecting Brazil to relevant Univar capabilities,” said Flitman. “Throughout his career, Marco has successfully led a number of large teams to growth by focusing on building market share and
working with global and regional customers. We look forward to leveraging his experience and expertise in key Latin American markets.”
Quirino has more than 25 years of experience in the chemical industry and joined Univar in May 2013 as President of Univar Brazil. Previously, he served as Business Director for Braskem’s
polyethylene business, and was responsible for the company’s commercial and industrial operations, including sales, planning, market development, customer service, production, and EH&S. Prior to
Braskem, Quirino was Vice President of Industrial and Commercial Operations for Quattor, where he had P&L responsibility for the company’s plastics business and oversaw a team of 550 employees.
Marco began his career and spent 20 years with the Dow Chemical company where he held a number of positions in sales, marketing, and general management, including eight years living in Mexico City
in a key commercial leadership role.
Quirino earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Mackenzie University and his MBA from the FIA Business School in São Paulo. He has also completed advanced management programs
at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and INSEAD.