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LANXESS appoints Dowd and Guild Inc. as distribution partner for Material Protection Products

Dowd and Guild will cover western U.S. as LANXESS MPP distribution partner

Pittsburgh, PA – July 11, 2017 – LANXESS Corporation’s Material Protection Products (MPP) business unit has appointed Dowd and Guild Inc. as its distribution partner for the Western United States, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington, and Wyoming effective June 1, 2017. 


“We are very excited to extend our presence for the CASE market in the western U.S. with the great team and complementary portfolio of Dowd and Guild Inc.,” said Wilson Nova, Head of Sales for North America for the LANXESS MPP biocides business line. 


“The addition of LANXESS MPP is a key part of our strategy to expand our product portfolio into the CASE market, and we are pleased to grow our relationship with LANXESS to include MPP in addition to the Inorganic Pigments group,” said Howard Guild, President of Dowd and Guild Inc.


Dowd and Guild Inc. just entered their 31st year in business.  Headquartered in San Ramon, California, with a sales office in Cerritos, California, the company covers the western region of the United States with nine sales representatives and multiple warehouse locations. 


LANXESS Material Protection Products business unit is a worldwide leading manufacturer of biocidal active ingredients and formulations for numerous applications, supported by a global technical and regulatory network.  With an extensive portfolio of antimicrobial active ingredients, preservatives and disinfectants, LANXESS delivers customized solutions for many market sectors, including: wood protection, paints and coatings, construction, disinfection, water treatment, and the beverage industry. 


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.7 billion in 2016 and about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 75 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. Through ARLANXEO, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, LANXESS is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and FTSE4Good.


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