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.




Dan O’Hare was made the LINDAL Group’s new Eastern Regional Sales Manager for North America. With more than 20 years of sales experience, his duties will be expanding the company’s customer base and maintaining key accounts in the eastern U.S.

Lauder, Jane


The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. announced that Jane Lauder has been named Global Brand President, Clinique. Lauder was previously Senior VP/Global General Manager, Origins, Ojon and Darphin.  Stephane de la Faverie will succeed her in that position.

Estée Lauder has also promoted Chris Good to the position of President, U.K. and Ireland, and Sandra Main the position of Global Brand President, La Mer.



CAPCO announced that Sean Fitzgerald has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors. Currently Director of Sales in the aerosol division of Cobra Plastics, Fitzgerald’s sales career in the aerosol industry has spanned 24 years.

The American Cleaning Institute has honored Robert Hamilton with its annual Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award. Hamilton has spent the last 37 years developing detergents, cleaners, and specialty chemical formulations for Amway Corp. Since 2000, he has served as the company’s Regulatory Policy Director.

Elizabeth Arden, Inc. hired Rod Little as CFO. Little was previously a divisional CFO for Proctor & Gamble.

Coty, Inc. appointed Catia Cesari to the position of Senior VP Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions.

Helen of Troy named Julien Minninberg President and CEO of the company’s healthcare and home environments division. Minninberg previously worked at Proctor & Gamble. He will succeed company founder Gerald Rubin. Timothy Meeker will succeed Rubin as Chairman of the Board.

Denise Costrini and Doug Krysiak joined Croda, Inc. as Marketing Manager and Sales Manager, respectively. Costrini brings marketing and research experience from Dow Chemical and Univar. Krysiak previously worked at Dow Corning and TRI-K Industries.

Additionally, Chris Dederen, Research and Technology Specialist for Croda, was honored with the Allan R. Black award for best presentation at last year’s Society of Cosmetic Chemists annual conference. Dederen’s winning presentation, “Sensory Mapping Methodology Detects the Substantial Perceptible Effects of Emulsifiers in Emulsions,” is part of a body of research that led to Croda’s development of the Sensification program.

Beatrix Chartier


Drom Fragrances has named Beatrix Chartier as its Fine Fragrance Evaluation Director International. Previously, she served as Fine Fragrance Director for Quest and later for Givaudan.

Emile Henein


TRI-K Industries, Inc. appointed Emile Henein to the position of Business Manager–Actives. He was previously Industry Manager at BASF and most recently Global Business Manager at Stepan.

CY Lim


CY Lim was named Director of Global Glass—Asia for TricorBraun. In this capacity, Lim will oversee all glass product sourced from Asia, as well as investigate potential new suppliers.