Abe Baksh has joined B.O.V. Solutions as President. He will replace Jeannie Daniels, who
has been with the company for more than 25 years and was promoted to Managing Director. Baksh has been involved in the packaging industry for 38 years, first with CCL Custom Manufacturing (BOV Development), Revlon, EP Spray and Lindal Global. He has spent the past 22 years working with bag-on-valve (BOV) pressurized packaging technology and will play a leading role in the set up and operation of B.O.V. Solutions’ new, state-of-the-art BOV packaging facility dedicated to food production.
The Estée Lauder Cos., Inc. named Guillaume Jesel its inaugural Senior VP/General Manager, Global Corporate Innovation. Jesel was formerly Senior VP, Global and North American Marketing for Estée Lauder’s MAC Cosmetics division. He has been with the company for 14 years. Estée Lauder also promoted Chris Good to President, UK and Ireland and Sandra Main to Global Brand President, La Mer.
Bell Flavors & Fragrances appointed Marvel Fields Senior Perfumer. She previously worked for both Mane and Fragrance Resources. Fabio Azevedo was appointed Senior Account Director for Fragrances. He comes to Bell from IFF. Kelli Heinz was promoted to Director Of Marketing & Industry Affairs.
Avon Products, Inc. hired Nilesh Patel as Senior VP & President, Asia Pacific Region. He joins the company following a 26-year career with the Heinz Co.
Peter Lombardo, President of Robertet Flavors USA, announced his retirement. An honoree of the International Fragrance Association’s Eric Bruell Distinguished Service Award, Lombardo’s career in the industry spanned five decades. In the wake of Lombardo’s retirement, current COO Robert Weinstein was promoted to President. John Simons was promoted to Senior VP. Both joined the company in 2012.
AzkoNobel promoted Himesh Joshi to the position of Sales Manager, Personal Care for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. Prior to the promotion, Joshi managed AzkoNobel’s Surface Chemistry operations in India. Michael Russell was promoted to Technical Service Manager, Skin Care/Sun Care.
DSM Nutritional Products appointed Wilfrid Gambade to the position of Senior VP, in charge of the company’s Personal Care Business Unit. Gambade previously worked at Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Huntsman before joining Royal DSM in 2009. He will replace Ilona Haaijer, who has accepted a different but yet-unannounced position at the company.
Karen Daskow was named Director, Consumer Products, Market Research division of Kline & Co. Daskow has been developing beauty products for Kline & Co. for 19 years and was a major force behind the company’s market research on at-home beauty devices.
Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda Corp., died at his Wisconsin home after a three year battle with pancreatic cancer. An Austrian immigrant, he founded the company in Minneapolis in 1978, eventually selling it to Estée Lauder for $300 million. Rechelbacher was twice named one of the most influential environmentalists in the U.S. by Vanity Fair. He was 72.
Prof. Frank Clanet passed away on Jan. 22. In 1980, he invented the patented Sansair System, a method of aerosol can vacuum packaging with an aluminum bag, which is patented in the U.S. and Europe. He also developed, in collaboration with Hutchinson, the Pistobal—a flexible and elastic self sealing piston for use with aerosol piston cans. Clanet had a PhD in both Physical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and at the time of his death, taught Environmental Chemistry at Tours University of Chemistry in France.