Global speciality chemicals distributor Azelis has named Michael James Roney to its board of directors. Roney was formerly chief executive officer of Bunzl, an international distribution and outsourcing group, listed on the London Stock Exchange FTSE 100 index, with operations spanning 29 countries and 4 continents.

 Roney retired from Bunzl earlier this year, having served as CEO since 2005 and prior to that as non-executive director. Under his leadership of more than 10 years, Bunzl made more than 100 acquisitions and had a compound annual TSR of 17 percent. “This is a significant development for Azelis; we will benefit from Michael’s expertise and proven track record in distribution,” commented Dr. Hans-Joachim Müller, Azelis’ CEO. “As we look to grow and develop Azelis, we will draw upon his extensive experience of expanding into new markets. We welcome Michael to the board, and believe this appointment will position Azelis better for growth.”