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VariBlend appointed Robert F. Brands to the position of president and CEO

September 3, 2014

VariBlend: appointed Robert F. Brands to the position of president and CEO. Brands will be responsible for global efforts including P&L, operations, marketing, sales and customer relations in all market sectors, including cosmetics, household, pharmaceuticals, food industry and the technical industry. He will report directly to the board and private equity firms of J. Burke Capital Partners and Emil Capital Partners.

Most recently, Brands was president for the Lindal Group in the Americas. Until 2009, he was managing director of the personal care division of Rexam, which included dispensing systems, makeup and home and personal care. 
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