LONZA PERSONAL CARE APPOINTS LOW
AS COMMERCIAL MARKETING MANAGER
• Lonza Personal Care: welcomed Victor
Low as commercial marketing manager.
He will be responsible for driving and supporting new global product launches for the
natural and protein product lines. Low has
more than six years’ experience at Croda
Inc., where he held positions of increasing
responsibility, finally as marketing executive. In this role, his responsibilities were to
launch and promote unique botanical extracts for personal care in North America.
Low’s previous responsibilities included formulation development for hair care and project management for manufacturing.
• Robertet Fragrances: appointed Jennifer Powderly as marketing director. She has more than 20 years of experience in
the industry working for Bath & Body Works, Avon Products,
Elizabeth Arden and Guerlain. At Bath & Body Works, Powderly
was responsible for the branding of the Patricia Wexler M.D.
Dermatology brands. At Avon Products, she held several top
positions in a variety of categories. She launched the fragrance,
Little Black Dress, which won a FiFi award.
• DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products: named Todd Sutton president. A 28-year veteran of DuPont, he brings a wealth of business and market expertise to this leadership role, according to
the company. Previously, he was vice president at Liqui-Box, a
packaging company acquired by DuPont. He also served as the
global marketing director for the Solae soy protein business, a
joint venture between DuPont and Bunge. Prior to that, Sutton
worked in the DuPont Corian business, where he held a range
of sales, marketing and regional management positions in New
York, Massachusetts and Delaware.
• The Sun Products Corporation:
welcomed Ed Vlacich as executive vice president, national brands. He will be responsible
for building the company’s branded business through marketing, innovation and
strategic leadership. Vlacich will also be a
member of the executive leadership team
and will be instrumental in expanding national brand presence and driving performance across North America.
Vlacich comes to Sun Products from Novartis where he spent
more than seven years in senior leadership roles, most recently
serving as global chief marketing officer for CIBA Vision. Prior to
this, he was general manager of the Novartis Germany/Austria
business unit based in Munich. Earlier in his career, Vlacich
held various marketing and new business development roles at
Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. He began his career
at P&G and worked there for 11 years.
• Bell Flavors and Fragrances: added new hires at its
Northbrook headquarters. Timothy Lauren was appointed as vice
president of US fragrance sales. He has more than 25 years of
industry experience in flavors and fragrances, and has spent 18
years with Dragoco, which is now Symrise. Lauren also spent
six years with International Flavors & Fragrances, managing fragrance sales as well as personally handling global accounts.
Trista Walas was appointed as Bell’s new sensory manager. She
joins Bell from PartyLite, where she was also a sensory manager
and senior chemist for fragrance development, sensory sciences
and consumer insights for eight years. In this sensory manager
position, Walas will be conducting sensory and stability testing
and panels to enhance Bell’s global fragrance development.
• HSN: appointed Anne Martin-Vachon as chief merchandising
officer (CMO), effective May 14. She will oversee HSN’s merchandising and planning teams.
Martin-Vachon joins HSN from Nordstrom, Inc. where she
served as the CMO responsible for all marketing, visual merchandising and marketing operations for Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com
and Nordstrom Rack. In this role, she is credited with growing
Nordstrom’s new customer file. Prior to joining Nordstrom, Inc.,
she was president and CEO of the international beauty and skin
care company Lise Watier Cosmetiques, Inc., where she oversaw
all aspects of the company including product development and
operations. Before Lise Watier Cosmetiques, Inc., she was the
CMO at Bath & Body Works, LLC.
Martin-Vachon started her career at Procter & Gamble where
she spent more than 20 years and held a variety of positions in
beauty, global cosmetic innovation and branding for numerous
household and personal care brands in the P&G portfolio.
• Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc. (RIFM):
named Dr. David K. Wilcox, formerly Colgate-Palmolive’s VP,
product safety, regulatory and quality, as president. He succeeds
Dr. Ladd W. Smith, who retired at the end of May.
Wilcox represented Colgate, on a global scale, to scientific experts from governments, academia, NGOs, and to legislative representatives, shareholders, media and various consumer groups.
Previously, he was with The Procter & Gamble Company as a
toxicologist in regulatory and human and environmental safety. •