NACD Press Release


Arlington, VA
November 20, 2014
Matthew McKinney
703/527-6223 x3074

Jeanette Partlow, Maryland Chemical Company, Inc. Named NACD’s 2014 Distributor of the Year 

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Today, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) named Jeanette Glose Partlow, president of Maryland Chemical Company, Inc., the 2014 Distributor of the Year. Individuals selected to receive this award demonstrate outstanding commitment to the chemical distribution community, working steadfastly on behalf of the whole industry and NACD.

Ms. Partlow received her award this morning during the Business Meeting at NACD’s 43rd Annual Meeting, the premier chemical distribution industry event of the year. She was commended for dedicating a lifetime to NACD, its committees, programs, events and colleagues for the betterment of the chemical distribution industry. Among her accomplishments as an NACD member, Jeanette supported the early days of the Chemical Educational Foundation and served on the committee that coined the phrase “You Be the Chemist” in 1996, now a highly successful set of programs designed to enhance K-8 science education by introducing the central role of chemistry in all the sciences and in our everyday lives. 

In presenting the award, Bill Fidler, Managing Member of Brenntag A.G., and the 2013 Distributor of the Year, praised Jeanette for decades of service to NACD. He remarked, “Jeanette generously gives her time, both business and personal, and that of her company.  Her efforts to spread the message about our industry, and its programs, and her ability to build connections with peers have been remarkable. Jeanette leads by example, with determination, enthusiasm, and always a smile. It is an honor to present her with this award today.”

Jeanette was appointed President of Maryland Chemical in 1999. Under Jeanette’s leadership, the company became a certified Women-Owned Organization in 2005, and gained the prestigious WBENC Certification in 2012. She currently sits on NACD’s Regulatory Affairs Committee and was named a Director at Large to NACD’s Board of Directors today as well. 


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