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Lonza has appointed Paula McGeechan as
Global Head of Hygiene & Preservation
Technology for Lonza’s Consumer Product
Ingredients business unit. She has 29 years of
experience both at Lonza and its predecessor
AptarGroup, Inc. has appointed Gael Touya
as President of Aptar Pharma, effective Sept. 1.
Touya has served as President of Aptar Food +
Beverage since January of 2016 and has spent
more than 20 years with the company. Marc Prieur, Aptar’s VP of
Operational Excellence, will assume the role of President of Aptar
Food + Beverage. Xiangwei Gong will join Aptar as President of
Aptar Asia on Oct. 15 and will become a member of Aptar’s Executive
Committee. Gong most recently served as President of DSM
44 Spray September 2018
Jean-David Schwartz is
LLC’s new CEO. He comes
to Arbonne from parent
company Groupe Rocher,
and most recently served as
CEO of Yves Rocher North
America. Former Arbonne
CEO Kay Zanotti retired after
serving in the position for
nine years. Astrid Van Ruymbeke has been named Arbonne’s new
CFO. Vincent Taglioni has been appointed as the new VP of Operations.
Both Van Ruymbeke and Taglioni come from Groupe Rocher.
Arbonne’s former CFO Gretchen Price has retired and former COO
Glenn Klages has resigned.
CPL Aromas has made three
internal promotions. Seth
Ryan has been appointed
Global Production Director
after serving with the company
since 1991, most recently
as Global Automation Manager.
Elaine Brown has been
named GM for EU Manufacturing.
She most recently
served as Operations Manager for EU Manufacturing
and then Acting GM. Both appointments
are in the UK. Khurram Khan, Regional Sales
Manager for Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri
Lanka, has been promoted to Sales Director of
CPL Dubai. In addition to Dubai, Khan will oversee
the division’s sales operations in Africa and
Pakistan. Khan has 20 years experience in sales,
marketing and client services in fragrance, flavors,
FMCG products and consumer electronics.
PPG announced the appointment of Malesia Dunn as Executive
Director of the PPG Foundation and Corporate Global Social
Responsibility. She replaces Sue Sloan, who retired Aug. 1 after 40
years at PPG. Dunn will lead the strategy and management of PPG’s
global community engagement activities, including grant-making
and volunteer activities. She previously served as
director of external communications at Colonial
Pipeline Co., and prior with GlaxoSmithKline,
Novartis Consumer Health, Gerber Products
and McDonald’s Corp.
Sabinsa has appointed Natalie Martinez as Head
of Cosmetics Sales for the Americas. Martinez is
a senior sales executive with more than 18 years
experience, previously holding positions at William
Reed Business Media and Ganeden Biotech.
The Pierre Fabre Group has appointed Núria Perez-Cullell as CEO
of subsidiary Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetics (PFDC). She replaces
Eric Ducournau, who was promoted to CEO of Pierre Fabre Group.
Perez-Cullell joined the Pierre Fabre Group in 1998 and most recently
served as GM of Eau Thermale Avène.
Denise Paulonis, Executive VP and CFO of The Michaels Cos., has
been appointed to Sally Beauty Holdings Inc.’s Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Michaels, Paulonis held various senior level positions
Bell Flavors & Fragrances
has appointed Deborah
Wright as VP of the Fragrance
Creative Center at
the company’s headquarters
in Northbrook, IL. Wright
has previously held senior
positions at several international
Miguel Zavala has been promoted
to VP of the LATAM
region within the company. He previously served as
New Business Development Director of Bell’s Commercial
& Technical Center in Mexico City. Cecilia
Paredes has been promoted to Managing Director
at Bell’s manufacturing offices in Mexico. Paredes
began her career at Bell as an administrative assistant
in Mexico and most recently helped run daily
operations in Mexico. Bell has hired Brian Enriquez
as Senior Financial Analyst and Roxann Paulson as
Marketing Specialist. Most recently, Paulson worked as a Marketing
Consultant and helped develop lines for store brands such as CVS,
Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Ross.
Dennis Abbeduto was promoted to Personal Care
Business Manager, Surfactant & Specialty Chemical
Sales for Colonial Chemical, Inc. Abbeduto
most recently served at the company as Product
Applications Manager. Abbeduto previously
served with Alberto-Culver Co. and the McIntyre
Henkel and PRAVANA have hired John Miller to succeed Michelle
Chandler as VP of Sales & Education at PRAVANA. Chandler was
recently promoted to GM of PRAVANA. Miller, a 29-year industry
veteran, has served with companies such as Tocco Magico, SalonCentric
and Beauty Alliance.