AkzoNobel Personal Care: promoted two employees to advance its sales and technical service efforts—Himesh Joshi to sales manager, personal care, for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA); and Michael Russell to technical service manager, skin care/sun care.
As sales manager, personal care, EMEIA, Joshi leads and oversees the efforts of the personal care sales team in the region. Based in Sempach Station, Switzerland, he brings to his new position more than 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, marketing, business development, and plant operations with leading Indian and multinational companies in the chemical and packaging industries.
Joshi’s promotion follows a three-year tenure as country manager, surface chemistry, for AkzoNobel India Limited in Mumbai. Prior to joining AkzoNobel in April 2010, he was senior sales manager, adhesives & functional polymers, at Dow Chemical India and before that regional manager, adhesives and sealants, at Rohm and Haas India.
As technical service manager, skin care/sun care, Russell manages technical service and applications development for North America. He brings substantial experience in team management and strategy and the formulation of a broad variety of personal care products to his new position.
Russell’s formulation expertise encompasses skin care products (over-the counter and non-over-the counter) across a wide range of product forms and applications and both professional and retail hair care and hair color products. He joined AkzoNobel in December 2008.