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Our Beliefs and Values

We seek out people who believe effort makes us more capable, smarter and stronger. We recruit people who, like a swift river, possess great amounts of energy. Not just a sign on a wall in our offices, but embedded in the way we hire, engage, retain and recognize. Culture refers to the shared beliefs, values, customs and behaviors in an organization. DAXX has purposely built a culture that believes a growth mindset sees gaps in our skills as chances for improvement. We are a company of life-long learners and we apply new thinking and skills to all of our endeavors. DAXX believes prioritizing a growth mindset for our employees will benefit our customers, our stakeholders and our communities.

Diversity and Inclusion: It’s in our DNA.

DAXX champions diversity and inclusion; essential for companies competing in the modern global marketplace. Some companies just check the box for Diversity & Inclusion — others build it.

As a minority-owned company, DAXX inherently understands the power in Diversity & Inclusion. It is a defining element of our culture and a driving force behind what makes us successful.

DAXX doesn’t just employ diverse thinking; we seek it out in our business relationships around the world. Being a multinational organization provides opportunities to integrate country-level beliefs and values into our every-day business practices.

DAXX encourages and promotes D & I in procurement and supply chain because we know it cultivates innovation as well as sustainable supplies for world commerce. That’s why we actively pursue partnerships with vendors and customers that can identify inclusive procurement programs.

We are a proud member of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council.

Our Global Leadership Team

Jean-Marie Diederichs

Chief Executive Officer | Houston Office

Alexandre Diederichs

Chief Operations Officer | Houston Office

Alexandre Diederichs, founder of DAXX, has 15+ years of experience in the chemical industry and served in various leadership positions prior to founding DAXX almost a decade ago. Alex is responsible for leading the next phase of the company’s long-term growth strategy across The Americas and for identifying M&A value capture. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He enjoys running, biking, swimming and spending time with his family.

Andres Rodriguez

Chief Financial Officer | Houston Office

Andres has been working in the chemicals industry and international business for 14 years and has been with DAXX for the past eight where he works on development and growth strategies in areas of chemical wholesale and distribution, logistics, operations, sales and management.

Sophie Fernandez-Cueto

Chief Human Resources Officer | Houston Office

Sophie has been with DAXX since its foundation, bringing her accounting, auditing, and consulting experience from a previous job in PWC. She currently runs the Human Resource department and serves as a link between management and employees. She is also in charge of identifying staff vacancies, selecting applicants, interviewing, and recruiting.

Michael Lange

Chief Commercial Officer | Houston Office

Michael has over 30 years experience in the Chemicals industry delivering commercial excellence in supply, distribution, manufacturing and logistics. Michael is responsible for our global customer base is passionate about seeking new solutions where others can’t or won’t.
Our global network enables us to find and deliver what our customers need – on time, every time.

Since 2010, we’ve been building our supply chain based on the most economic raw materials. We purposely source our products from and have established offices in the most economic manufacturing sites. Our wide-and-deep network moves in lockstep with our logistics operations, and we have technical and sales “boots on the ground” in all the right places.

NORTH AMERICATrading / Distribution World HeadquartersHouston, U.S.

LATAMTrading / Distribution Regional HeadquartersMexico City, MX

LATAMTrading / Distribution Country OfficeSão Paulo, BR

ASIASupply Chain Regional HeadquartersShanghai, China

EMEATrading / Distribution Regional HeadquartersMadrid, Spain

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