Michael Lange began his career in the chemical industry with Univar in 1992 as a Sales Representative. He was promoted to Sales Manager in 1998 and then to Branch Manager in the same year. His role expanded in 2001 when he became General Manager of a business that grew to nearly $400 mm annually.
In 2012 Michael accepted the role as Director of Product and Supplier development, a position created to utilize his supplier relationship skills to add new products to the Univar product portfolio. He was promoted to a Senior Director role in 2013, where the portfolio his team managed grew to $1.7 B. In 2014, he became Vice President of Basic Chemicals, overseeing much of the commodity chemical portfolio of $2.7 B. He then led a US wide initiative to improve on-time delivery from 88.5% to 96.5% over a six month period.
After leaving Univar he founded and started a recruiting firm and has held senior leadership roles with SolvChem, Hoover Ferguson, Solugen and Modern Chemical.
Michael is excited to join the DAXX team and helping us continue our journey to provide best-in-class service to our customers and suppliers.