MGP Ingredients, Inc.: David Dykstra has joined as industrial alcohol sales manager. He brings 18 years of sales and marketing experience to the position, including 11 years that were previously spent with the company.
l Yankee Candle Co.: President Harlan M. Kent has been promoted to the additional role of chief operating officer, a new position. Mr. Kent joined the company in 2001 as senior vice president of wholesale and has served as president since 2004.
l CTFA: Francine Lamoriello has joined the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association as executive vice president for global strategies. Kathleen Dezio has joined as executive vice president of public affairs and communications. Kristen Bogenrief has been named executive vice president. Lou Santucci, formerly vice president, international, has been promoted to executive vice president, business development and marketing.
l Rieke Packaging Systems: Andre Harris has been hired as business development manager. Mr. Harris will be responsible for east coast sales growth of the company’s dispensing products.
l Pür Minerals: Heidi Davis has been appointed director of training and education. Most recently, she served as national sales manager for Urban Decay and Hard Candy cosmetics.
l World Wide Packaging Inc.: Jeffrey M. Hayet has been appointed vice president, plastic tube division. Mr. Hayet has more than 20 years of experience in the plastic tube industry, having most recently served as director of North American sales for CCL Plastic Industries. Rick Weisbrod has been appointed vice president, contract manufacturing. Prior to joining World Wide Packaging, Mr. Weisbrod served as vice president of operations for Del Laboratories.
l Frutarom USA Inc.: James Zhu has joined the company as R&D food/flavor technologist. He was previously with Symrise, working in food applications, flavor analysis, formulating, pilot plant scale-ups and sales in the U.S. and China for the past 21 years.
l Engelhard Corp: The company has expanded its international sales organization for personal care materials. Three regional offices will now serve customers worldwide. The Europe/ Middle East /Africa/ South America region will be served by the Paris-based office led by Patrick Ledjam, director. The Asia-Pacific region will be covered by Laurent Martin, director, based in Tokyo. North American customers will be served by Tony Jaillot, director, and his team based in New York, NY. Frank Freiler (based in Iselin, NJ) is Engelhard’s general manager for personal care materials worldwide; Frederic Herbet (based in Paris) is global sales director.