“We are excited to welcome Vito Cataldo to our team,” said Octavio Diaz de Leon, President of AAK USA and AAK North Latin America. “His personal care expertise is already a great asset to our North American team. His efforts will support our customer partners, allowing AAK to continue to deliver on our commitment of providing value-adding formulation solutions.”
As Senior Manager, Personal Care, AAK USA, Inc., Cataldo is based out of AAK’s Edison, New Jersey Corporate Headquarters office. He is responsible for managing the Personal Care Go To Market Team, whose efforts will focus on both short- and long-term goals to support AAK’s Personal Care Customer Partners in USA and Canada.
Cataldo has more than 20 years’ experience in the Personal Care segment. Most recently, Vito was the U.S. Personal Care Business Development Manager with DSM Nutritional Products. Previous to that, he worked for Lonza, Inc., starting as a Research Chemist in the Personal Care area, progressing to Global Product Manager, and ultimately North America Marketing Manager.
Cataldo holds a BA in Chemistry and Economics from Vassar College, an MS in Chemistry from Seton Hall University, and an MBA in Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Finance from the University of North Carolina.