Brenntag North America Appoints New DEF Business Director

Brenntag North America announces it has named Bret Happel as the new DEF Business Director.

Industry-leading Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) distributor, Brenntag North America, Inc., has named Bret Happel as the division’s DEF Business Director. In his new position, Happel will lead Brenntag’s DEF business in both the U.S. and Canada. His responsibilities include oversight of more than 30 DEF rail terminals and 120 locations throughout North America which distribute jugs, drums, totes, mini-bulk and full truck loads of DEF.

With over 20 years of proven leadership experience in the chemical distribution industry, Happel most recently served as Vice President of Sales for Brenntag Mid-South, a division of Brenntag North America headquartered in Henderson, KY. Prior to his role as Vice President of Sales, he advanced through a variety of increasingly responsible commercial positions within Brenntag including Branch Manager, National Accounts Executive and District Manager. 

“Bret’s broad spectrum of experience makes him an ideal choice to lead our rapidly growing DEF business,” comments David Garner, Vice President of Operations. “Bret has exceeded growth objectives in every position he has held at Brenntag; I am confident in his new role that he will experience the same success.”