Humberstone Named Executive VP At Lipo Chemicals
• Lipo Chemicals: named Chris Humberstone as executive vice president. He will serve as the global business leader for the Lipo Group, reporting to Julian Steinberg, CEO of Vantage Specialty Chemicals. Humberstone has a broad range of technical, marketing and management experience in personal care and related businesses, spanning more than 30 years, including seven years as vice president international with Lipo.
•Tri-K Industries: added three account managers — Christina Pross, Paola Torres and Lucie Venuat — to its global sales team.
Torres joins the company as sales account manager for Latin America with 10 years of experience in the chemical industry, most recently with Rocsa Colombia SA.
Venuat joins Tri-K as sales account manager for Europe where she will manage the company’s European distribution network. With seven years of sales experience in the cosmetics industry, Venuat comes most recently from Quimibios, S.L. of Spain.
Pross joins the company in the newly-created position of sales account manager–Canada. She was previously with Industrial Colours and Chemicals Limited, where she held the position of business line manager, establishing and managing relationships with manufacturers and suppliers.
• Rexam Plastic Packaging’s Personal Care Division: appointed Nathalie Nowak to the position of global marketing and innovation director. In this role, she will lead worldwide initiatives to develop and support the division’s market-facing strategy.
Most recently, Nowak was global marketing director at Delsey, where she advanced steadily over a 13-year career, ultimately managing teams for this global suitcase manufacturer throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia.
• AkzoNobel Global Personal Care: hired Shabnam Nejand as technical service engineer. Her responsibilities include providing manufacturing support for all personal care polymers and surfactants at AkzoNobel’s facility in Salisbury, NC, evaluating and approving alternate sources of raw materials, and working with the site’s product development team.
Nejand comes to AkzoNobel from Johnson & Johnson in Skillman, NJ, where she was responsible for qualifying new and revised consumer product formulations while also working on the company’s new Aveeno formulations. Prior to that, she worked for L’Oréal as a project engineer, improving the efficiency of various manufacturing processes at its Piscataway, NJ plant.
• Trilogy Fragrances: hired fragrance industry veterans Mary Ann Pierce, Robert Tioseco and Vince Comerford.
Pierce began her fragrance career in 1996 after joining IFF as a sales administrator for the Colgate Palmolive/Mennen Global Personal Care Team assisting with Irish Spring, Palmolive, Softsoap and Mennen/Lady Speedstick. She then began to train and support the perfumers on creative applications.
Tioseco started his career at IFF in 1985 as a lab technician/perfumer assistant, where he learned the basics of fragrance ingredients and creations. His knowledge was further enhanced as a quality control supervisor then as a fragrance evaluator with Premier Specialties, Noville Inc. and Firmenich. At Firmenich, hebecame an expert in developing winning fragrances in the specialized home air care segment.
Comerford has previously held fragrance and flavor sales management and account management positions with Cosmo International Fragrances, Firmenich/Noville and Roure (Givaudan). He developed supply positions with many companies in the air freshening, personal products and oral care categories.
• Yon-Ka Paris: named Pierre-Yves Lorand as general manager for the U.S. territory. In this executive position, he will oversee all operations for Yon-Ka in the U.S., including sales, marketing, distribution and branding strategy.
• Napoleon Perdis: tapped Lucinda Pitt as vice president of communication and strategy. According to the company, she brings with her more than 15 years of experience as a beauty magazine editor.Most recently, Pitt was the beauty and health director of Grazia Australia and formerly Harper’s Bazaar Australia and Cosmopolitan, all Hearst titles, as well as editor-in-chief of Elle Australia.
She has also consulted to media, fashion and lifestyle brands and for cosmetic companies including Procter & Gamble, Beiersdorf, Revlon, Mecca Cosmetica and Joyce Beauty.
• Unipex Group: tapped Patrice Barthelmes as its president and chief executive officer. Before joining the company, he was president of Eliokem, an international specialty chemicals group.
Barthelmes started his career at Air Liquide in 1983 before joining Sanofi and then the SKW Trostsberg Group, where he was in charge of the Flavor and Fruit Systems division. In 1999, he joined the Rohm & Haas/Dow Chemical group, where he occupied several positions, including vice president of the group and president of the European region.
• CPL Aromas USA: appointed Lisa Meola as general manager and Sarah Etzel as account executive.
Meola will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations in the U.S.According to the company, she has extensive knowledge of the fragrance and flavor industry, having worked in key sales and management positions for a number of organizations.
Etzel joins the company from IFF where she has worked for 12 years in various marketing positions, most recently as regional category manager for home care.
J&J Shuffles Beauty Team
• Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co. announced several key changes to its executive lineup within its beauty group.
Pericles Stamatiades was named company group chairman, global franchise organization. In this new role, Stamatiades is responsible for category strategy across the entire consumer organization; global, regional and local brand footprint; global, regional and local pipeline development and innovation, including research and development; business development strategy; and, market research related to category strategy and innovation. Most recently, he was the company group chairman for beauty. Pericles began his J&J career in 1984.
Stefano Curti has been appointed president, global skin care, and reports to Stamatiades. For the past two years, Curti has served as president, CPC Beauty Care.
Roberto Marques has been named company group chairman, North America, a new role. Marques will be responsible for North America, with accountability for regional and country in-market execution across skin care brands, oral care-topical health and women’s health-intimate health. The customer development organization as well as local market research will report to Marques, who joined J&J in 1987.
Jeff B. Smith has been appointed president, U.S. skin care, reporting to Marques. Most recently, Smith served as managing director, Canada, for the baby and beauty care divisions within Canada. Smith also managed the entire infrastructure group supporting all the consumer divisions in Canada. He joined the J&J team in 1990.