Buckman has forged a new company, Buckman North America, under which the current Buckman Canada and Buckman United States organisations have been consolidated into a single operation. Jim Doan has been confirmed as President and Pete Tchouros will serve as General Manager Operations for the new company.

The new business is based at the global speciality chemical company’s group headquarters in Memphis. Operations at the current Buckman Canada location in Vaudreuil-Dorion, a suburb of Montrealm, will also be maintained.

"When fully operational, this new Buckman North America structure will give Buckman associates in Canada and the United States increased access to technical knowledge, encourage sharing of best practices and enhance abilities to serve our customers," Doan said, upon announcing the corporate restructuring.

Creation of Buckman North America follows similar organisational changes made around the world as a part of the "One Buckman" global business model that is focused on maximising efficiency, synergy and customer responsiveness that result in a stronger company poised for continued growth.

This new geographic organisation is similar to the structure of most of Buckman’s customers. With the creation of Buckman North America, Buckman now has six geographically organised operating companies worldwide.