product integrity organization, which
includes quality, technical information
and regulatory affairs.
Dr. Lange, who has been granted
more than 20 U.S. and European
patents, joined Mary Kay Inc. from
Schering Plough Consumer Health.
Her past positions also include management roles at Kimberly-Clark and
Lehman as the vice president of
research and development, heading up
its growing laboratory capabilities.
Mr. Lehman has a B.S. degree in
microbiology and genetic biology from
MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV):
selected Thomas Jonas to lead the
company’s personal and beauty care
business. In his role, Mr. Jonas will
focus on driving strategic growth
strategies through product development and commercialization, expansion throughout new and existing
markets, and efficient management of
the business’s global manufacturing
Mr. Jonas most recently served as
general manager of Alcan Beauty
Solutions and was a member of the
executive board of directors for Alcan
Fragrance & Cosmetic. Prior to joining
Alcan, he held senior level consulting
and management positions at A.T.
Kearney and Olivier Hong Kong (a
subsidiary of the LVMH group), and
served as an officer at the Joint
Planning Staff of the French Armed
Valois SAS: appointed Florent Lafond
as global operations and supply chain
vice president for its beauty and home
division. He will be responsible for the
production, industrialization and sup-ply-chain functions and retain responsibility for the management of the
Spanish subsidiary of Valois and business development in Asia in coordination with local AptarGroup teams.
Mr. Lafond joined Valois in 1991.
After holding various positions in production, project management and
logistics, he was appointed vice president of the supply chain for the perfumery and cosmetics division of
Valois in 2006.
Strahl & Pitsch Inc.: hired Veronique
Rossow as director of research. This
newly-expanded position will utilize
Ms. Rossow’s experience in product
design and formulation.
The Personal Care Product Council:
named Mark Pollak interim chief
executive officer. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Pollak was executive vice
president strategic initiatives and secretary. He has been with The Council
for 25 years.
The Body Shop: named Phil Kowalczyk
as president of the Americas region,
responsible for the company's growth
in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He
joins The Body Shop from women’s
apparel specialty brand Talbots, Inc.
where he was chief operating officer,
and J.Jill, where he held the role of
Maurer & Wirtz: hired a new managing
director. On Jan. 1, Johannes Verhoog
became the head of the family-owned
company that was founded in 1845.
His predecessor, Bert Lehnen, stepped
down after more than 40 years with
He will remain available as a consultant for brand and corporate strategies. Mr. Verhoog will lead Maurer &
Wirtz jointly with managing partner
Dr. Hermann Wirtz.
Natural Health Trends Corporation:
appointed Linda Lucas Padilla senior
vice president of marketing. In this
newly created role, Ms. Padilla will be
the company’s principal marketing
executive responsible for strategic
global marketing support, company
branding, product marketing and
development, recognition, incentive
and event planning.
As the former vice president of
global marketing for Mannatech, Ms.
Padilla has held numerous executive
positions within the direct selling
industry during the past two decades
with Aerus Electrolux, Beauticontrol
and Priceless Legacy.
Procter & Gamble: named Robert L.
Fregolle, Jr., global customer business
development officer, reporting to
Werner Geissler, vice chairman, global
Mr. Fregolle replaces Mariano
Martin, who will retire effective June
30 after 33 years of service.
Valois Beauty & Home: appointed
Florent Lafond as global operations
and supply chain vice president for the
beauty and home division. Mr. Lafond
will be responsible for the production,
industrialization and supply chain
functions of Valois Beauty & Home. In
addition, he will retain responsibility
for the management of the Spanish
subsidiary of Valois and business
development in Asia in coordination
with local AptarGroup teams.
He joined Valois in 1991. After holding various positions in production,
project management and logistics, Mr.
Lafond was appointed vice president
of the supply chain for the perfumery
and cosmetics division of Valois in
Bettyconfidential.com: added Lois Joy
Johnson to its team. Ms. Johnson, a
beauty and fashion expert with more
than 25 years of experience, has come
on board as style and beauty editor for
the women’s website.
Ms. Johnson most recently served
as beauty and fashion Director for
More magazine, where she worked
with Betty’s editor-in-chief, Myrna
Blyth, from 1998 to 2008. Ms. Johnson
also worked with Ms. Blyth at Ladies’
Home Journal. She also has appeared
on numerous television shows.