• Kemin: hired a technical sales manager, marketing manager
and research and development director for its new personal care
Jennifer Igou was named technical sales manager after working for the past eight years in technical sales for the company’s food
technologies division. Igou joined Kemin in 1998 as a chemist and
has built a successful career on her expertise in lipid chemistry and
oxidation prevention. This expertise will be instrumental in her new
role with the personal care division where she will not only sell
Kemin products but also provide technical expertise on how to
apply them for optimal results.
Marsha Bro was appointed marketing manager after working
in various roles for Kemin since 2003. In her new role, Bro will be
responsible for providing strategic direction for new product development and product positioning in coordination with research,
sales and operations. Previously, she served as the marketing manager for the food technologies division and prior to that she managed the company’s market research department.
Satish Nayak, Ph.D., was tapped as director of research and development. In his new role, Nayak is responsible for product and
process innovation, quality control and customer laboratory support
for personal care ingredients. Nayak joined Kemin in 2008 as a scientist for the discovery research team, where he was the project
manager for chemistry and biochemistry projects. Prior to Kemin,
he worked as a post-doctoral assistant at the University of Chicago.
• Xiameter: appointed Jeroen Bloemhard as business vice president and global executive director. Based
in Midland, MI, he will oversee the operations and expansion of the Xiameter brand
Bloemhard began his career at Dow
Corning in 1991 and has since held a variety
of marketing and commercial leadership po-
sitions around the globe. He most recently
served as director in the company’s procure-
ment organization and before that was busi-
ness vice president and executive director of
its global electronics industry business unit.
• CPL Aromas Latin America: welcomed
Alejandra Merino as evaluation and quality
manager. She joins the R&D team at the
company’s Latin America facility in Bogota,
Colombia where she will be responsible for
the evaluation and applications process
within the company.
Merino joins CPL Aromas Latin America from Symrise, Colombia
and has previously worked at Johnson & Johnson and Belcorp.
• DKSH: appointed Mathias Greger as the new business unit
manager for its specialty chemicals distribution business in North
Prior to joining DKSH, he had worked for
the chemicals division of Mitsui & Co.,
where he was in charge of sales and business development in Central and Eastern
In his new role, Greger will focus on overall growth activities in
the North American market by acquiring new suppliers, strengthening relationships with key suppliers and expanding the customer
base in the specialty chemicals and personal care industries.
• Harmony Labs: welcomed John Simonick as the vice president
of quality. He will lead the quality organization including quality
control, quality systems and quality engineering. Simonick’s experience includes most recently serving as the executive director of
quality operations at Watson Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for all quality and risk-based decisions. He also served as
vice president of quality systems for Mission Pharmacal and vice
president of quality systems for DPT Laboratories.
Throughout his 30-plus year career within quality, he has served
in progressive leadership roles assuming the responsibility for quality assurance, systems, validation and quality control functions.
• San-Mar Laboratories: named Randy Hutt, Ph.D., as director of
quality assurance. She has more than 30 years of experience in various disciplines in the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries and
brings extensive experience in quality assurance, quality control
and manufacturing with a focus on aseptic products.
Hutt’s experience as an independent consultant combined with
her 13 years at Wyeth (now Pfizer) in different roles in QA and QC
lab management, 10 years at Burroughs Wellcome Co. (now Glaxo
Smith-Kline) in aseptic production management, and more than
five years in QA and QC at Schering-Plough (now Merck)
uniquely qualifies her to lead San-Mar in its ongoing quest for
quality excellence, according to the company.
San-Mar also named Julio Lamberty as its vice president of research and development and technical services. He brings 22 years
of experience in various disciplines of R&D including OTC drug