Barentz Expands Plastics Team

October 12, 2021

Barentz, a leading distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemical solutions throughout North America, is excited to announce the addition of Tom Keating as Vice President, Principal Management - Plastics.

While assuming responsibility for the management of both current and future Barentz key Principal Supplier relationships serving the plastics market, Tom will be working in close collaboration with the VP of Sales (plastics), Technology Manager, our sales team, marketing, and suppliers to grow our business and broaden our ability to provide value to our customers.

Through Tom's years of serving in commercial, business, and manufacturing leadership roles across the chemical industry, he brings to Barentz a wealth of experience covering engineering thermoplastics, specialty chemicals, polymer additives, chemical catalysts, and specialty chelates. He most recently served as a Business Segment Director focused on advanced polypropylene resins and process technologies.

“We look forward to the contributions Tom will make,” Mark Blakely, Barentz President – CASE & Plastics, said. “Tom’s background and skill set in engineering, sales, marketing, and general management fits nicely with the Barentz culture and will support the targeted aggressive growth and market leadership plans we have for the business. Please join me in welcoming Tom to the team.”

About Barentz
Barentz is a leading global life science ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor for the Human Nutrition, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Specialty Industrial, and Animal Nutrition markets. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Barentz distributes ingredients for products to small- and medium-sized enterprises and large customers globally. The Group sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredients experts provide value-added technical support (including pre-mixing, blending, customized formulation and testing) from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 60 countries with a strong presence in Europe and Asia, and a growing presence in North America and Latin America. With a turnover of 1.85 billion the company employs around 1,500 people worldwide and serves over 21,000 customers. For more information, please visit: