HUMBERSTONE NAMED EXECUTIVE VP
AT LIPO CHEMICALS
• Lipo Chemicals: named Chris Humberstone as executive vice president. He will serve
as the global business leader for the Lipo
Group, reporting to Julian Steinberg, CEO of
Vantage Specialty Chemicals. Humberstone
has a broad range of technical, marketing
and management experience in personal
care and related businesses, spanning more
than 30 years, including seven years as vice
president international with Lipo.
•Tri-K Industries: added three account managers—Christina
Pross, Paola Torres and Lucie Venuat—to its global sales team.
Torres joins the company as sales account manager for Latin
America with 10 years of experience in the chemical industry, most
recently with Rocsa Colombia SA.
Venuat joins Tri-K as sales account manager for Europe where
she will manage the company’s European distribution network.
With seven years of sales experience in the cosmetics industry, Venuat comes most recently from Quimibios, S.L. of Spain.
Pross joins the company in the newly-created position of sales
account manager–Canada. She was previously with Industrial
Colours and Chemicals Limited, where she held the position of
business line manager, establishing and
managing relationships with manufacturers
• Rexam Plastic Packaging’s Personal Care
Division: appointed Nathalie Nowak to the
position of global marketing and innovation
director. In this role, she will lead worldwide
initiatives to develop and support the division’s market-facing strategy.
Most recently, Nowak was global marketing director at Delsey,
where she advanced steadily over a 13-year career, ultimately managing teams for this global suitcase manufacturer throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia.
• AkzoNobel Global Personal Care: hired Shabnam Nejand as
technical service engineer. Her responsibilities include providing manufacturing support for all personal care polymers and
surfactants at AkzoNobel’s facility in Salisbury, NC, evaluating and approving alternate sources of raw materials, and working
with the site’s product development team.
Nejand comes to AkzoNobel from Johnson & Johnson in Skillman, NJ, where she
was responsible for qualifying new and re-
vised consumer product formulations while also working on the
company’s new Aveeno formulations. Prior to that, she worked for
L’Oréal as a project engineer, improving the efficiency of various
manufacturing processes at its Piscataway, NJ plant.
• Trilogy Fragrances: hired fragrance industry veterans Mary Ann
Pierce, Robert Tioseco and Vince Comerford.
Pierce began her fragrance career in 1996 after joining IFF as a
sales administrator for the Colgate Palmolive/Mennen Global Personal Care Team assisting with Irish Spring, Palmolive, Softsoap
and Mennen/Lady Speedstick. She then began to train and support
the perfumers on creative applications.
Tioseco started his career at IFF in 1985 as a lab technician/per-fumer assistant, where he learned the basics of fragrance ingredients and creations. His knowledge was further enhanced as a
quality control supervisor then as a fragrance evaluator with Premier Specialties, Noville Inc. and Firmenich. At Firmenich, he
J&J Shuffles Beauty Team
• Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co. announced several
key changes to its executive lineup within its beauty group.
Pericles Stamatiades was named company group chairman, global
franchise organization. In this new role, Stamatiades is responsible for
category strategy across the entire consumer organization; global, regional and local brand footprint; global, regional and local pipeline development and innovation, including research and development;
business development strategy; and, market research related to category strategy and innovation. Most recently, he was the company group
chairman for beauty. Pericles began his J&J career in 1984.
Stefano Curti has been appointed president, global skin care, and
reports to Stamatiades. For the past two years, Curti has served as
president, CPC Beauty Care.