CNX Distribution Hires Rick Knubley as Account Manager

July 12, 2017

CNX Distribution, a distributor of specialty chemicals to the paint & coatings, ink, plastics, rubber, sealants & adhesives, elastomers, oil & gas, and miscellaneous chemical processing industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Rick Knubley as its newest Account Manager covering the Greater Gulf Coast area. This includes Houston, Beaumont, and Port Arthur, Texas, as well as Lake Charles, Lafayette, and the Geismar, LA areas.

With more than 27 years of distribution sales in the chemical business, including Univar and Brenntag, Rick considers his greatest accomplishment to be his consistent ability to help customers solve technical problems. During his career, Rick has taken on major projects for high-end customers involving the optimization of water treatment systems, the design and installation of a specialty chemical blending system for an oil & gas customer, and other projects, which have netted companies new business profitability. Rick has a BA in biology from the University of Kansas and an MS in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University.

"I am extremely excited to leverage the talents of Rick Knubley within our organization," Bill Ward, Vice President of CNX Distribution, said. "His industrial knowledge and deep understanding of the distribution business will significantly impact our platforms for new business across all markets we now serve."

About CNX
CNX Distribution (www.cnxdistribution) is a specialty chemical distributor based in the Southwest United States supplying additives, resins, pigments, intermediates, and packaging to the paint & coatings, ink, plastics, rubber, sealants & adhesives, elastomers, oil & gas, and miscellaneous chemical processing industries. With more than 50 years of experience in specialty chemical distribution, CNX is driven to exceed its customer’s expectations by providing exceptional service, quality technical support, and fostering an open communication with its principal partners to deliver value to its customer base.

About Maroon Group LLC
Maroon Group ( is one of the fastest growing specialty chemical distributors in North America. Maroon Group is comprised of several regional operating companies focused on specific markets and geographies, which include D.B. Becker, Maroon, Lincoln Fine Ingredients, Cadence Chemical, U.S. Chemicals, CNX Distribution, Addipel and Polyram USA.  Each operating company leverages a common infrastructure of industry leading technology, value-add services, global sourcing & logistics network, and a commitment to Creating Customer Success®.