Lonza has named Paula McGeechan global head of hygiene and preservation technology for the consumer product ingredients business unit. In her new role, she coordinates and aligns Lonza’s hygiene and preservation research, development and technical service; works to enhance the company’s application and formulation skills to provide customers with integrated solutions; and drives innovation to build industry expertise and enhance Lonza’s functional ingredient offerings.
In her 29 years of experience with Lonza and its predecessor companies, McGeechan has held various positions in R&D and technical service, with technical responsibility for biocides research, formulation development and customer service.
McGeechan has several patents issued relating to antimicrobials and biocides in applications ranging from metalworking fluids to preservatives. She earned a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester (UK).