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August 3, 2010

Coast Southwest Appoints Reimer As Technical Sales Representative

Coast Southwest: named Jill M. Reimer technical sales representative, re-establishing the company’s sales presence in Northern California. She will be responsible for developing that geography with the same focus on the personal care industry that Coast Southwest has overall and with a particular emphasis on the Lubrizol Advanced Materials product line.

Reimer is based in San Francisco and reports to Kevin D. Sathre, vice president of sales. She has been a senior research and development chemist, director of quality control and production scientist. Her technical experience includes formulating new products, R&D stability work and quality control.


Markwins: promoted Göran Agardh to general manager and director of sales and marketing for Markwins Beauty Products Europe. In this role, he will assume responsibility for all business activities including distribution selection, policy setting and personnel of Wet ‘n’ Wild in Europe. He will report to directly to Markwins USA headquarters and will work with the supervision of Bill George and the Wet ‘n’ Wild global brand team.

Tech Sales, LLC: appointed Mark J. Kaszubski as vice president, technology. With more than 27 years of experience in the maintenance products and graphic arts marketplace, Kaszubski’s extensive background includes product design, formulary development, quality control, regulatory compliance, production, logistics, operations, sales and marketing.


Empire Education Group: named John Mascarini vice president of curriculum and methodology. For the past six years, he has served as general manager for Certified Learning in Cosmetology International (CLIC).

In his new role, Mascarini will both lead the CLIC effort and work with his team to develop curriculum.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.: named a new president for the Tom Ford Beauty brand. Caroline Geerlings—most recently senior vice president and general manager of Prescriptives Worldwide—is now responsible for the overall strategic direction, global development, management and growth of new business and Tom Ford Beauty.

Jane Lauder has also been named global president and general manager of the Origins and Ojon divisions. In her new role, Lauder will be responsible for the overall strategic direction, global development, management and growth of both brands. She will continue to report to Lynne Greene, the global president who oversees the Clinique, Origins and Ojon brands. Lauder also sits on the company’s board.

Prior to this appointment, Lauder served as senior vice president and general manager of the Origins brand.

Aramis and Designer Fragrances, a division of the Estée Lauder Companies, named Kathleen Pierce vice president of global communications, effective immediately.

Pierce has worked as a communications consultant with the Aramis and Designer Fragrance division since March 2010. She was also previously with The Estée Lauder Companies as vice president, global communications, BeautyBank from 2004-2008. She worked with Gary Farn Ltd. as vice president, public relations, new business development and then started her own communications firm.


Botaneco Specialty Ingredients Inc.: named Carl Cappabianca as its new director of sales and marketing. He brings a broad background to his new role, having previously held numerous senior management positions in sales, marketing, operations and business development in personal care and related industries.

Cappabianca will concentrate on Botaneco’s sales, marketing and business expansion activities with particular focus on the continued strong growth of the company’s oleosome technology (Hydresia ingredients), according to the company.

Rug Doctor: tapped Walter Haug, an industry veteran with nearly 20 years of consumer goods marketing experience, as the company’s new vice president of marketing. Former vice president of marketing Steve Wahl will continue his 34-year career with Rug Doctor in a new role as vice president of business development and as a creative consultant for Rug Doctor marketing.


Haug’s experience includes work with ACCO Brands, Duncan Hines and Fujifilm. Previously, in nearly a decade with Warner Lambert and Reckitt-Benckiser, he led multi-functional teams to deliver record increases for consumer product sales, including years of dynamic growth with the Lysol, Easy-Off, Glass Plus, Mop & Glo, Neosporin and Benadryl brands.