August 2012

People in the News

Precision Valve, Inc. announced Doug Hind has joined the company as Executive VP and will be a member of the Office of the COO. Hind has over 20 years in the packaging industry, including Managing Director of various businesses at Rexam and owner / manager of Coppice Alupack. Most recently, he was COO of Lindal.

Hind will have responsibility for management of global multinational relationships and will oversee the management of the Europe and Asia/Pacific regions as well as South Africa.

“Doug is a critical addition to the team, bringing terrific depth of industry knowledge and contacts along with excellent general management experience. We are thrilled that he has joined the Precision team and I personally look forward to working closely with him as a partner” said Curt Solsvig, Precision’s COO.

John Abplanalp, Precision’s CEO added, “Doug has been a formidable competitor for many years and we look forward to having him on the team. His international expertise and customer relationships will be a welcome addition.”

People in the newsJacques Challes was appointed Chief Innovation Officer at L´Oréal. He succeeds Nicolas Rosselli, who retired in July. Challes joined L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division in 1982.

People in the newsHenkel appointed Carsten Knobel Executive VP, Finance & Purchasing, effective July. He succeeds Lothar Steinebach, who retired after more than 30 years with the company. Knobel has been with Henkel since 1995.

Martin Kaufmann was appointed GM, Aveda North America. Shelley Simmons was named VP, Global Communications Aveda in June.

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) named Melissa Bernardo as Manager, Sustainability Programs, a newly-created position. Brian Sansoni, ACI VP, Communications & Membership, will add the title of VP, Sustainability Initiatives.

People in the newsFusion Packaging announced the addition of Michael Cafiero as Director of Sales. He will lead the U.S. sales team and be based in the Secaucus, NJ office reporting into Lesley Gadomski, VP of Sales.

People in the newsCroda Inc. announced that Penny Vanemon is now VP, Marketing. She rejoins the Croda team, having started her career there as Synthesis Chemist. She most recently held the position of VP, Strategy Development for Resource Advantage.