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January 6, 2010

Bernd Hirsch Named New CFO of Symrise

Symrise AG: appointed Bernd Hirsch as the new chief financial officer (CFO) of the company. He joined Symrise from Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, where he served as CFO since 2002.

Penny Burns
Empire Education Group:
named Penny Burns director of career services. In this new position, she is responsible for the development, administration and operation of the Empire alumni organization and related career services. Prior to joining the Empire Education Group team, Burns worked as senior director of admissions, executive director and senior management executive for H.D. Adcock and Associates, which operated several brands of cosmetology schools that are now operated by Empire.

Glenroy, Inc.: promoted Kimberly Weiss to the position of account manager within Glenroy’s service team. In her new position, Weiss will have the primary responsibility for maintaining and developing strong customer relationships.

Weiss joined Glenroy in the spring of 2006 as a customer service representative.

MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV):
promoted Laurent Bourgoin to vice president, European sales and marketing within the fragrance division of MWV’s beauty and personal care business. In this role, Bourgoin will focus on developing the European fine fragrance business and expanding into the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Eric Soubeiran
named Eric Soubeiran director, marketing and innovation in the personal care division. In this role, he will lead worldwide initiatives to develop and support products in the division’s core markets–cosmetics, toiletries and household care. In 2006, he was appointed business managing director, Rexam Pharma India, where he was instrumental in business development activities throughout the subcontinent.

McDowell Label & Screen Printing:
appointed Mark Williams to sales manager. He has several years experience within the industry, serving in roles from sales to sales management.

Colonial Chemical, Inc.:
tapped John Gray as a research and development associate. In his new role at Colonial, Gray will perform various functions in the R&D group. With more than 30 years of experience, he comes from a diverse work background and is skilled in surfactant syntheses and personal care formulation, as well as process technology and costing.

The Sun Products Corporation:
tapped Bob Waldron as chief marketing officer. He will be responsible for the company’s global marketing function, leading the branded and retailer marketing teams as well as marketing operations and services.

Waldron comes from General Mills where he spent nearly 20 years managing and building brands, and driving profitable sales growth. Most recently, he was senior vice president, managing the Yoplait operating division and responsible for profitability, strategic vision, organizational development and franchise relationship.

Yes To Inc.:
tapped Joy Chen, a 16-year Clorox veteran, as its chief executive officer. She succeeds Ido Leffler, the founder of Yes To Inc., who will remain president. Most recently Chen served as vice president, operations of laundry, home care and the Greenworks unit at Clorox.

The Estée Lauder Companies:
appointed Bari D. Seiden to vice president, global corporate communications. According to the company, she will play the lead role in driving the company’s communications strategy to best support its global charitable activities. Seiden has been a valued member of the Estée Lauder Companies' Global Communications team since April 2001, when she became vice president, global communications for Aramis and Designer Fragrances. In 2005, she assumed responsibility for the Specialty Brands, including Darphin. In April 2008, Seiden added corporate social and digital media to her purview to support the online division. In May 2009, she acquired the responsibility of overseeing global education for the ADF division.

Swisher Hygiene:
filled a number of key roles in its distribution division. It was highlighted by the appointment of Jeff Rhodes as vice president of distribution. He brings Swisher a broad range of professional experience earned over 20 years in the product distribution industry, including a recent role as vice president of distributor sales for JohnsonDiversey. Rhodes is joined by a team of new chemical distribution specialists, veteran industry professionals who will offer clients proven, practical experience in markets from the mid-Atlantic to the Pacific, according to the company.