2019 Annual Report Fast Facts

Chemical Hexagons


  • Distributor Members

    228    55%

  • Chemical Producer Affiliates

    59      14%

  • Chemical Handler Affiliates

    34       8%

  • Service Provider Affiliates

    85      22%

  • Global Distribution Partners

    3        1%

  • 409 Total

55% Distributor Members 14% Chemical Producers 8% Chemical Handlers 22% Service Providers 1% Global Partners
Delivery Truck Chemical Barrell NACD Awarded Technician Forklift

Top Ranked and "Best Manufacturing Association to Work For 2019"
by the Council of Manufacturing Associations

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Legislative & Regulatory Top Issues
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Passed Legislation

CFATS Reauthorization
NACD played a pivotal role in the passage of the 15-month Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program extension. Of note, H.R. 251 was one of only a few pieces of legislation passed during the government shutdown.

CFATS Multi-Year Reauthorization
NACD testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing and a U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs roundtable regarding the importance of Congress passing a multi-year reauthorization of the CFATS program.

Testified For

Trade and Tariffs
Members testified before the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the negative impact of Section 301 tariffs.

Driver Hours of Service
NACD testified before the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in favor of expanding the short-haul exemption.

Advocated For

Rail Reform
Seeler Industries CEO Steve Seeler participated in a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials “Railroad Shippers Roundtable” expressing concerns about poor service and excessive fees from the Class I railroads.

DRIVE-Safe Act
NACD successfully helped to secure 124 cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives of Representatives and 33 in the U.S. Senate to date to promote the passage of the DRIVE-Safe Act (H.R. 1374/S. 569) to lower the commercial driving age to 18, opening jobs to a new segment of the workforce in a tight segment of the economy.

Represented For

Rail Reform
Past NACD Chairman Mat Brainerd testified before the Surface Transportation Board and continues to advocate for small rail customers as a member of the Rail Shipper Transportation Advisory Council.

Chemical Sector Coordinating Council
NACD Regulatory Affairs Committee Vice Chairman Matt Fridley led the chemical industry’s security efforts before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other entities as 2019 Chairman of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council.

Transportation Security
NACD Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Jennifer Gibson was appointed as a voting member of the new Transportation Security Administration’s Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee.

Met with Congress over 400 times in 2019
Met with regulators 460 times in 2019
23 members of Congress visited NACD member facilities

May Washington Fly-In

More than 180 Meetings
with Congressional Offices
Over 60 meetings with
Attendees’ Member of Congress
90 Attendees
Regulatory Meetings
with EPA, FDA, and CSB
Washington Monument

Responsible Distribution®
Political Action Committee (PAC)*

Hosted Fundraisers

PAC Contributors

Signed Prior Approvals

Legislators Supported

Raised in 2019

Legislator Events

*Data collected as of December 9th, 2019

Now offers more than 200 courses in operations, human resources, and regulations, including ethics and professional conduct training.

The full NACD U Responsible Distribution course library completed and now available, which includes a total of 19 courses covering the program background and specific courses on all 13 Codes of Management Practice.


NACD Executive Education

42 companies improved their staff’s leadership skills in NACD’s Executive Education Programs with Duke University (since the inception of the partnership in 2015).

Sponsored by
Datacor and LeSaint Logistics


NACD’s Operations Conference

August 14–17, Louisville, KY

Continued growth with one of the highest attendances in history

More than 439 attendees

77 exhibitors

121 first-time attendees

Emerging Leaders

25 members participated in the Emerging Leaders Program.

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Sponsored by
Datacor and LeSaint Logistics and AIG

Dober & Univar Solutions 13th Annual Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Dober & Univar Solutions 13th Annual Responsible Distribution Excellence Award

6th Cycle

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019

  • Blue HexagonMore than 240 companies passed verification
  • Blue HexagonLess than four average non-conformances per site
  • Blue HexagonFive in-person training events:
    • Two Responsible Distribution workshops
    • One specialized workshop for internal audits
    • Two Candidacy Class training sessions
  • Blue Hexagon17 membership visits from staff on Responsible Distribution
  • Blue Hexagon22 Responsible Distribution offerings on NACD U
  • Blue HexagonFive Responsible Distribution webinars
  • Blue HexagonThree Responsible Distribution Adviser companies support implementation needs

7th Cycle

January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022

  • Blue HexagonWelcomed two new verifying organizations for the 7th Cycle: NSF International and SafetyPro Resources, LLC
  • Blue HexagonDeveloped enhancements to the Responsible Distribution Verification Dashboard including:
    • New Corrective Actions Tracker
    • Text Box Formatting for Specifications
    • 6th Cycle Non-Conformance Summary Report
    • Verification Documents Repository
  • Blue HexagonNew Resources added:
    • Code Coordinator Manual for the 7th Cycle
    • Comparison Guides for Responsible Distribution and Other Management Systems

2019 Strategic Partners & Small Business Services

Partnerships with seven firms provides resources and support for every aspect of business, including insurance, regulatory compliance, talent recruitment and retention, and employee benefits.

AIG Caliper John Dunham EchoSystem Bergeson and Campbell Pritchard and Jerden

Association Finances Audited Results

FY19 Total Revenue $6,200,746




Annual Meeting


Other Conferences


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Investment Return



FY19 Total Expenses $6,231,656


Government Affairs


Responsible Distribution


Board/Member Services


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Expanded following 9.2%

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Grew Network 8.2%

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with NACD

We Launched the All New Online
NACD Membership Directory.

Easily accessible, the online NACD Membership Directory serves two primary functions for our members:

Membership Directory
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Your Industry News Source

Keep abreast of all the latest news and articles related to our industry. The Membership Directory includes a perpetually updated feed of industry news from around the country.

Promote Your Business

Business profiles allow other members to understand your services and connect with you. It’s important to regularly update your business’s profile including employees, URLs, logos, and other details!

Promote Business
NACD’s Distributor of the Year: John Logue, CEO of Royale Pigments and Chemicals, Inc

2019 Executive Committee

Thomas M. Corcoran • Chairman
Vice President, Food & Nutrition
Brenntag Group

Kurt Hettinga • Vice Chairman
Superior Solvents & Chemicals

Edward Boss • Treasurer
President and CEO, Riteks, Inc.

Douglas Brown • Immediate Past Chairman
President and CEO
Brown Chemical Co., Inc.

Eric R. Byer
President and CEO

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NACD’s Employee of the Year: Senior Manager of Public Affairs, NACD

Directors & Regional Presidents

Directors at Large:

Amanda Bagley
President, Bedford Specialty Sales, Inc.

Lynne Bukovic
Vice President, Marketing, Harcros Chemicals, Inc.

Paul Cochran
General Manager, Chemicals, Inc. USA, a Chemgroup Co.

Mark Fisher
President, Univar Solutions USA Inc.

Megan Gluth-Bohan
President and General Counsel, TRInternational

Brad Hilleary
CEO, Webb Chemical Service Corp.

Regional Presidents:

Christopher J. Diamond, Jr.
Partner, Astro Chemicals, Inc.

Stephen M. Halpin
President, Norman, Fox & Co.

Jason Jacobus
Sales Manager, Buckley Oil Company

William Radostits
President, Radchem Products, Inc.