NACD Press Release


San Antonio, TX
November 16, 2017
Matthew McKinney
(703) 527-6223 x3074

NACD Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to David B. Garner of Brenntag North America, Inc.


The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) awarded the association’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to David B. Garner of Brenntag North America, Inc. out of Reading, Pennsylvania. He received this award today during the Business Meeting at NACD’s 46th Annual Meeting, the premier chemical distribution industry event of the year. This is only the sixth time in the 46-year history of NACD that this esteemed award has been given. 

Garner has dedicated his career to enhancing safety through training, mentorship, exercises and drills, and incentive programs as well as the creation of management systems with metrics to demonstrate improvement in safety. 

He has spent countless hours providing NACD staff and peers in the industry with information, guidance and support through regulatory comments, communicating the hard work NACD members perform day in and day out to key stakeholders, and advocating for better laws and regulations.

Roger Harris, president and CEO of Producers Chemical and a previous recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, said, “Dave is the consummate safety professional. Over the years, he has taught us what it means to take safety seriously. He’s been a mentor, educator, a resource to some and a role model to everyone. It is my distinct pleasure to present this Lifetime Achievement Award to my trusted friend and colleague, David B. Garner.”

With over 10,000 products, a world-class supplier base and more than 190 distribution locations across the United States and Canada, Brenntag North America offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 40,000 customers. This includes specific application technology, extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, and inventory management. To learn more, visit



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