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August 5, 2009

Acme-Hardesty Appoints Herrera as New Manager



Herrera of Acme-Hardesty
Acme-Hardesty:
hired Bill Herrera as Southwestern regional sales manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for building and enhancing the company’s sales relationships in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Mr. Herrera previously served as a territory manager for State Chemical, Inc. He also spent four years at PIC Inc., an industrial chemical distributor, as a chemical consultant.

Cognis: named Albert Pearce senior marketing manager with responsibility for all personal care markets in North America (U.S. and Canada). He was originally hired in 2006 as the marketing manager for hair, body and oral products and has played a key role in the successful growth of the Care NAFTA organization in these markets,
Coxey of Cognis
according to the company.

Michael Coxey was appointed to senior product group manager with regional responsibility for the Cognis alkyl poly glucosides product group. In addition, he will take over marketing responsibility for the North American home care market segments. Mr. Coxey joined Cognis in 2007.

Jeffrey Parker joined Cognis as technical manager, personal care. He is responsible for all technical projects in the personal care segment and was previously employed with Inolex Chemical Company as the personal care technology manager.
Parker of Cognis

Dow Chemical Company: named Mark Henning general manager of Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company. In this role, he assumes leadership of the company’s biocides business, combining Dow’s and Rohm and Haas’ biocides operations. Mr. Henning joined Dow in 1983 as an electrical engineer at the Joliet, IL manufacturing plant. In 1987, he moved to polystyrene films production. In 1993, he was named project manager for the SAP implementation for the films and engineered laminates business and global business director for engineered laminates in 1995. In 1998, Mr. Henning was promoted to global business director for performance foams in the fabricated products business. He moved to Buffalo Grove, IL
Pearce of Cognis
to join Angus Chemical Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, as global business director, executive vice president, and chief operating officer in 2001. He assumed additional leadership responsibilities in 2004, as general manager of Dow Biocides, and as president and chief executive officer of Angus Chemical Company.

Drom: welcomed back Gabriele Höss as its international fragrance development director. With more than 25 years of professional experience, Ms. Höss has wide-ranging knowledge and has placed successful products in all segments. Prior to returning to Drom, she worked for Firmenich in Germany and the U.S., as well as for Wessel Fragrances in the U.S., where she managed major clients such as Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal and Unilever.

Fusion Brands: named Caroline Pieper-Vogt as chief executive officer of Fusion Brands Inc. She succeeds Randi Shinder, who has retired from the company.

Ms. Pieper-Vogt has held senior vice president roles in marketing, sales and group business development at Clarins USA.
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