Personnel

  • LeDerma: Jonathan Ledesma

    November 22, 2005
    LeDerma: Jonathan Ledesma was appointed president and chief executive officer. Navin Geria was named vice president and will lead the worldwide research and development efforts. Mr. Geria formerly served with Pfizer, Warner-Lambert, Schick-Wilkinson…


  • Yankee Candle: Harlan Kent

    November 22, 2005
    Yankee Candle: Harlan Kent has been promoted to president, responsible for the wholesale and retail business units, as well as marketing and innovation. He formerly led the wholesale division.…


  • EMD Chemicals: Francois Marchio

    November 22, 2005
    EMD Chemicals: Francois Marchio was named vice president, pigments division, responsible for the automotive, industrial and cosmetic product lines, as well as cosmetic skin care ingredients, optics and liquid crystal businesses in North America. Most…


  • Flexpaq: Marc-Andr Houx

    November 22, 2005
    Flexpaq: Marc-André Houx was appointed general manager and chief operating officer, responsible for the management of Flexpaq in North America. He previously served as senior vice president of sales at Techpack.…


  • Red House Global Brand Architects: Steve Reeves

    November 22, 2005
    Red House Global Brand Architects: Steve Reeves now heads new brand development. He hails from Cox Enterprises…


  • National Starch and Personal Care: Joseph Gardner

    November 22, 2005
    National Starch and Personal Care: Joseph Gardner was named senior research associate, responsible for the research and development of new compounds and processes for personal care products. Mr. Gardner previously served in corporate research. Jenn…


  • Colorlab Cosmetics: Samia Raja

    November 22, 2005
    Colorlab Cosmetics: Samia Raja was named national sales director, responsible for leading Colorlab’s sales initiatives and growing the sales department. She formerly served with Aura Science. Justine Markese was promoted to senior brand manager…


  • Acme-Hardesty: Mark Lucke

    November 22, 2005
    Acme-Hardesty: Mark Lucke was appointed regional sales manger for New York, Pennsylvania, several Midwestern states, Ohio and West Virginia. Mr. Lucke previously held sales and marketing positions with JT Baker, Witco and Cognis.…


  • Univera: Derek Hall

    November 22, 2005
    Univera: Derek Hall was promoted from chief operating officer to chief executive officer and vice chairman.…


  • Rex Corporation: Tom Gillis

    November 22, 2005
    Rex Corporation: Tom Gillis was appointed plant engineer. Mr. Gillis hails from Avery Dennison Corp.…


  • TRI-K Industries: Penny Antonopoulos

    November 22, 2005
    TRI-K Industries: Penny Antonopoulos was promoted to the new post of senior marketing manager. She formerly served as marketing manager. Sumit Tripathi was promoted from marketing analyst to product manager.…


  • The Soap and Detergent Association: Mark Leonard

    November 22, 2005
    The Soap and Detergent Association: Newly elected board directors include Mark Leonard, vice president, care chemicals, Cognis Corporation; Pam Butcher, vice president, specialty chemicals, The Dow Chemical Company and Dimitri Panayotopoulos, group p…


  • Lipo Chemicals: John Vidalis

    November 22, 2005
    Lipo Chemicals: John Vidalis was named vice president of operations. Mr. Vidalis brings 20 years of operational, supply chain and business development experience to the position.…


  • Elementis plc: Keith Hopkins

    November 22, 2005
    Elementis plc: Keith Hopkins was elected to the board of directors. Following the retirement of chairman Jonathan Fry in October, Mr. Hopkins will assume the role of chairman. He formerly served with Croda Inter-national. He also serves on the boards…


  • Invista Specialty Intermediates: Nadine deVries

    November 22, 2005
    Invista Specialty Intermediates: Nadine deVries was named business director, responsible for the North American DBE business. She joined DuPont in 1992. Melinda Burn, Ph.D, was promoted to product and marketing manager after joining DuPont in 1993. M…