announced an assortment of personnel changes. Darren Gilbert has joined the company as a senior account manager, handling selected key accounts and overseeing the distribution product businesses and distributor network. With 15 years experience specifically in the personal care industry, Mr. Gilbert had previously worked at Rahn USA, Tri-K, Lipo Chemicals and Ciba.
Kathleen Simmons is a new senior account manager covering the West Coast territory. Prior to this role, she has worked in sales, R&D and formulation at Ingredients International, Schwarzkorf, Dial Corporation and Soft Sheen Products.
Carla Perez has been appointed the personal care actives business manager for North America. With 10 years of service to Seppic in sales and R&D, she most recently has served as the actives area sales manager in Seppic SA (Paris, France). Ms. Perez replaces Marie-Eve Koziol who has taken the role of the pharmaceutical/nutritional division manager.