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DSM appoints North American vice president of personal care

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DSM appoints North American vice president of personal care
Swiss fine chemicals specialist DSM has announced the appointment of a new vice president of ingredients and innovative solutions for beauty care products.

Newly appointed to the position is Parand Salmassinia, who wil take up the post from April 1, 2016, reporting to Wilfrid Gambabe, president of DSM Personal Care.

In her new position, Salmassinia will oversee the strategic development and execution of DSM Personal Care activities in North America, charged with continuing to grow the market presence and further develop  strategic partnerships throughout the region.

More than 19 years experience in personal care

With more than 19 years of experience specific to the personal care industry, she has worked on global accounts and projects for a number of the world’s biggest suppliers.

Parand Salmassimia
Parand Salmassina, VP of personal care for DSM North Ameirca

Her management positions have included engagements with Seppic and Merck, before she landed the responsibility of overseeing Induchem’s business in the Americas.

She also has a graduate BSc degree from California State University Fullerton in Biology and Psychology and earned a Doctorate in Law from Whittier Law School.

Joining DSM at a crucial development time

DSM has been targeting significant growth in North America in recent years through targeted investment, which has resulted in significant growth.

“The double-digit growth achieved through its skin care portfolio validates its commitment to win in the personal care market with a strategy focused on innovation and a deeper understanding of customer needs, as well as investments in its synthetic peptides manufacturing facilities in Village-Neuf and more,” ​said Salmassinia.

“Further, I believe the broad portfolio it has across other personal care applications, such as vitamins, UV filters and hair care polymers, positions the business well to tap into the new opportunities that lie in our markets. I look forward to working with the team and driving the growth of DSM in Personal Care in North America.”

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