Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing



May 16, 2022


Nicolas Kaufmann Nicolas Kaufmann has been appointed as president of the Americas region for IMCD Group, a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, effective July 1, 2022.

Kaufmann, who joined IMCD Brazil as managing director in 2019, has almost 20 years of international business and management experience. His multicultural career includes the development of new markets in the Americas, successful mergers and acquisitions, business optimisation, and a vast network of global business partners through his work experiences in Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

In his new role, Kaufmann will be responsible for all operating companies within the Americas, with a focus on stimulating growth through the development of supplier partnerships, market expansion, optimising operational excellence and driving the region’s digitization and sustainability goals.

“I am confident that in his new role, Nicolas will continue to bring his passion and enthusiasm that empowers employees to thrive with an entrepreneurial spirit that not only embodies IMCD values but opens a world of opportunity for our supplier partners, customers and the communities in which we serve,” said Marcus Jordan, COO and current IMCD Americas president.

Jordan was recently appointed the new role of COO and member of IMCD’s management board.

“I am honoured for the opportunity to lead the next chapter of IMCD’s growth story in the Americas region as president,” said Kaufmann. “A sincere thanks goes to Marcus for building the foundation in the Americas, which propelled our rapid growth as a specialty distributor and an industry leader.”

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