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October 6, 2009

HallStar Names Paro Chairman of the Board



Paro of HallStar

HallStar: elected John Paro, president and chief executive officer of the company since May 2006, chairman of the board. He succeeds George Vincent, who served as chairman for 23 years before retiring in this year. Mr. Vincent will continue to serve on the board of directors.

Cognis: appointed Marco Panichi as its next chief financial officer, replacing Klaus Edelmann, who will leave the management board and become a member of the supervisory board. Mr. Panichi started his career with Henkel in 1997, and has been with Cognis since 1999. His most recent position with the company was group vice president of corporate controlling and development.

Davey of IRI
Information Resources, Inc. (IRI):
named Krishnakumar (KK) S. Davey and Ed See as senior partners within the IRI Consulting & Innovation practice. As senior partners, Mr. Davey and Mr. See will lead growth initiatives within the practice, focused on developing and applying next generation analytic marketing capabilities to solve a variety of client business problems. Prior to joining IRI, Mr. Davey served as partner at Oliver Wyman. Mr. See most recently served as the president and chief operating officer at Marketing Management Analytics (MMA).

BASF Corporation:
appointed Michael Birman as industry manager, effect pigments. In this new position, he will focus on the market positioning of the BASF pigments for
See of IRI
application in cosmetics and personal care. Mr. Birman brings to BASF more than 20 years of industry experience, most recently as a business development manager for Ciba in effect pigments.

Arbonne: tapped Katherine Napier as chief executive officer of the company. She was most recently senior vice president of marketing for McDonald’s Corporation, and she spent more than 20 years with Procter & Gamble (P&G).

The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association:
named Luiz Vieira of EMD Chemicals Inc. and Dan Van Kampen of FlintGroup Pigments as chairman and vice
Birman of BASF
chairman, respectively, for two-year terms. Mr. Vieira had served as vice chairman of the association for the previous two years and Mr. Van Kampen was a member of the CPMA board of governors.

Also elected to serve one-year terms as members of the board of governors were Mike Klein of Dominion Colour, who just completed two years as chairman; and Chuck Jones of Clairant Corporation, Bob Lane of The Shepherd Color Company, Dave Klebine of Apollo Colors, Myron Petruch of Sun Chemical Corporation, Dan Swiler of Ferro Corporation, Roger Weaving of Aceto Corporation, and Phil Webb of BASF.

Continuing on the board is Ron Levi of Bruchsaler Farbenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG. J. Lawrence Robinson was reelected as president, secretary and treasurer for another one-year term.

Babor Cosmetics:
named Christine Wild head of international sales and country management. She most recently spent four years at Wala Pharmaceutical GmbH, where she oversaw international sales.

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