Bunzl Distribution announced the formation of a Redistribution Sales and Marketing organization. Separate from Bunzl headquarters, the Redistribution Team will be located at the A. W. Mendenhall facility in Chicago. The intention is to manage all sales and marketing for current Redistribution business and acquisitions under this organization. The company plans to continue to use its legacy and Papercraft names.

The primary objective is to more effectively help their distribution customers grow their sales and profits. Approaching this segment with a focused effort will enable their customers to be more successful, while at the same time providing growth for their vendors.

Effective November 1, 2006, Barry Hentz will lead the Redistribution organization as Senior Vice President and will be based in Chicago. Barry spent 20 years at a major distribution company in various management roles in operations, sales and marketing prior to starting his career at Bunzl in September 2003. He served as Regional Vice President for the Canada Region for two years before joining the corporate office as Vice President, Marketing.

“Redistribution is a significant growth opportunity for our company,” says Pat Larmon, President and CEO, Bunzl Distribution. “We firmly believe this customer- and supplier-focused initiative will rapidly expand our business.”