DSM appoints Stephen Wood as Regional Head of Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients in North America
Mr. Wood will oversee the strategic development and execution of DSM Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients’ activities in North America, helping the business to achieve further success within the region. Speaking of his appointment, Mr. Wood said: “DSM has an excellent reputation, and many of our North American customers rely on our solutions. We have a tremendous opportunity to influence the industry by enhancing the value we bring to the marketplace. I’m excited to be part of what I’m confident will be a bright future in leading the Sales and Marketing team.”
In his new role, Mr. Wood succeeds Mrs. Parand Salmassinia, who was appointed Global Vice President of Commercial Management and Key Accounts earlier in 2018. He will report to Gareth Barker, President of DSM Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients, and will be based in DSM’s North American headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Mr. Wood, a US national, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University and a Master’s degree from Centenary University. He brings a wealth of experience in the personal care industry. Stephen is joining DSM from Lonza, where he has held various roles since 2008. His most recent as Associate Director of Sales saw him responsible for delivering high growth sales in the Hygiene & Preservation segment. Prior to this, he held various marketing, commercial, and management positions at BASF, Honeywell, and Lonza.