Tony Craske appointed MD of Azelis in Canada

27 February 2013

Azelis Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Craske as Managing Director, effective February 2013, replacing Kevin Allen who retires in April after 15 years of service.

We greatly value Kevin’s contribution over the years and are convinced that Tony will further build upon the significant growth already achieved within the pharmaceutical, food and personal care industries. 

Joan Traynor, Regional Managing Director, UK, Nordic & Americas states, “We are delighted to welcome Tony to the group.  He has a 30 year track record of profitable business development in chemical distribution in Canada and the United States and a strong background in project and supplier relationship management.  Tony will ably support our fine team and add a global perspective to Canadian operations”.

Neil Berry, Business Director Life Sciences agrees, “Tony is well placed to maximise synergies, exploit new market sectors and build upon the overall Azelis approach to chemical distribution.  Within Life Sciences we are focusing on speciality business development and first class customer service.  Tony shares our philosophy and will be instrumental in our future growth”.

Tony Craske adds, “ I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that this industry and working with Azelis brings, by further growing our business in Canada and emulating Azelis’ success in Europe and the Far East through product and business sector expansion”.

Tony is committed to the industry having previously been president of the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors and past president of the Northeast Chemical Association.