NACD Press Release


Nashville, TN
August 16, 2017
Matthew McKinney
(703) 527-6223 x3074

NACD Honors Two Companies with 2017 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award

McCullough & Associates and Walsh & Associates Stand Out among Their Peers

The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) announced the winners of the 2017 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award today. This award is given to companies that demonstrate a sustained and rigorous commitment to NACD Responsible Distribution®, the association’s third-party-verified environmental, health, safety, and security program. This year’s award has two recipients: McCullough & Associates and Walsh & Associates.The co-recipients were announced at ChemEdge, the premier operation and management conference for the chemical distribution industry hosted annually by NACD, which this year broke attendance records with more than 400 conference-goers.

“We are proud to acknolowedge two outstanding companies that embody the ideals of Responsible Distribution for their commitment to environmental health, safety and security,” said NACD President Eric R. Byer. “McCullough & Associates played an integral role in helping develop Responsible Distribution as a program. Its outreach to suppliers and customers have been exemplary.  Additionally, McCullough’s employees demonstrated outstanding leadership across many layers of their organization to ensure a safe work environment  all of which led them to earn this honor. Our second recipient, Walsh & Associates, stood out for its dedication to NACD and the principles of Responsible Distribution, its exceptional senior management commitment and the company’s work with the broader chemical distribution industry.” 

“We are honored to receive the 2017 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award from NACD,” said McCullough & Associates CEO Earl Tveit. “Winning this award is a testament to the work we do every day to ensure our employees, supply chain partners and surrounding communities understand our commitment to the safe handling of our products. We strive for operational excellence. We are ecited to be recognized by NACD our commitment to Responsible Distribution.” 

“It is truly an honor to be awarded NACD’s Responsible Distribution Excellence Award,” Walsh & Associates President and CEO Ellen Murphy said. “The Responsible Distribution program has become a reliable vehicle for our company to implement the highest standards of performance ensuring both the security and the safe handling, storage and transportation of our chemical products.” 

The Responsible Distribution Excellence Award has been presented since 2006 to nearly a dozen companies who exemplify the principles of Responsible Distribution. The award receipients are nominated by third-party verifiers and peers to earn this distinctive recognition. Company representatives join NACD leadership at the ChemEdge conference in August each year to receive the award in front of the community of their colleagues and to encourage other members of the association to learn from their best practices. 


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