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Markus Klaehn

Keynote Speaker
Markus Klaehn

President & CEO
Brenntag North America, Inc.

Markus started his career in Germany with Brenntag’s parent company, Stinnes AG, in 1994 and has held various international Executive positions within the Brenntag Group during his career. His experience includes Head of Corporate Development, M&A and IT for Brenntag Group; Chief Financial Officer, Brenntag Latin America; and President, Brenntag Northeast, Inc.

He took over operational responsibility for Brenntag North America in 2011 as COO. In February of 2013 he was appointed President of Brenntag North America, Inc. and that October was also named CEO. On July 1, 2015 Markus was appointed to the Brenntag AG Management Board with responsibility for the North America region.

Markus graduated from the University of Ulm with a degree in Mathematics prior to getting his Master’s Degree in International Economics from the University of Paris. Markus, his wife Heather, and three children reside in Wayne, PA.