Personnel

  • Crown Risdon: James H. Adams

    November 15, 2005
    Crown Risdon: James H. Adams was named vice president of operations, responsible for manufacturing, quality assurance, purchasing and related production functions of Risdon’s six North American plants. He formerly served as vice president and g…


  • Unilever: Niall FitzGerald

    November 15, 2005
    Unilever: Co-chairman Niall FitzGerald will retire on Oct. 1 after 37 years with the company. He will be replaced by foods director Patrick Cescau.…


  • Oloff Beauty/Barex Italiana: Scott Lynn

    November 15, 2005
    Oloff Beauty/Barex Italiana: Scott Lynn, formerly with the Ales Group, was appointed national sales manager.…


  • SiberHegner North America: Julie Barone

    November 15, 2005
    SiberHegner North America: Julie Barone was named business development manager, after serving as account executive with 3M and Sun Chemical.…


  • Sothys U.S.A.: Francois Requier

    November 15, 2005
    Sothys U.S.A.: Francois Requier was promoted to general director, responsible for marketing and sales. He formerly served as commercial manager.…


  • Degussa: George Rightmeyer

    November 15, 2005
    Degussa: George Rightmeyer was promoted to vice president of sales for the building blocks business unit, responsible for U.S. sales, customer service, controlling, administration and the implementation of the NAFTA strategy. He will also serve tempo…


  • Acuity Brands: Vernon J. Nagel

    November 15, 2005
    Acuity Brands: Vernon J. Nagel will be elected to the board of directors and appointed vice chairman on Sept. 1. Mr. Nagel will also continue to serve as chief financial officer. John K. Morgan was appointed president and chief development officer. A…


  • Cosmolab: Hovig Ounanian

    November 15, 2005
    Cosmolab: Former MAC technical director Hovig Ounanian was named vice president, research and development, responsible for leading the development group, process engineering and research labs. He replaces John Cunningham who retires this month.…


  • Crompton Corp.: Richard Owins

    November 15, 2005
    Crompton Corp.: Richard Owins was named vice president, rubber chemicals and EPDM. He formerly served with Degussa Corp. as vice president and general manager of aerosil and silanes for the NAFTA region.…


  • BASF: Dr. Folker Ruchatz

    November 15, 2005
    BASF: Dr. Folker Ruchatz was ap-pointed marketing manager, cosmetic ingredients, North America. He formerly served as technology and investment planning manager, fine chemicals. Christie Gisser was named sales manager, cosmetic ingredients, North Ame…


  • Johnson & Johnson: James T. Lenehan

    November 14, 2005
    Johnson & Johnson: James T. Lenehan, vice chairman of the board of directors and president, retired on Feb. 1 after 28 years with the company. He started his career at J&J in 1976 at subsidiary McNeil Consumer Products Co. Mr. Lenehan will be…


  • Alcan

    November 14, 2005
    Alcan: A new management team and structure were established after the acquisition of Pechiney. The Alcan Packaging division is headed by president and chief executive officer Christel Bories and chief operating officer Armin Weinhold. Several vice pr…


  • Saint-Gobain: Roberto Caliari

    November 14, 2005
    Saint-Gobain: Roberto Caliari has been appointed senior vice president, responsible for ceramics and plastics, abrasives and reinforcements branches. Mr. Caliari will personally head the ceramics and plastic branch. He formerly served as general dele…


  • Creative Nail Design: Danielle Devine

    November 14, 2005
    Creative Nail Design: Danielle Devine was appointed director of marketing, professional products. Formerly the enhancement category manager, Ms. Devine was honored with the company’s manager of the year award in 2003. In other news, Susan Lumsd…


  • Nordenia International: Thomas Buckenberger

    November 14, 2005
    Nordenia International: Former vice executive chairman of the board Thomas Buckenberger was appointed board chairman, responsible for the industrial films division in Europe and America. He replaced Ralph Landwehr, who was named executive vice chairm…