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People On The Move: The latest industry appointments

By Simon Pitman , 23-Jan-2013
Last updated on 23-Jan-2013 at 17:33 GMT

This month we have three high profile appointments, including a new vice president at Vantage’s personal care business, a new director at Berry Plastics and a new CEO at Arcade Marketing.

We start off with the appointment of Conrad Kempinska as the new executive vice president of Vantage’s Personal Care business, a position that will see his responsibilities extended to new businesses and geographies.

He will now have responsibility for the continued integration of the Lipo and Desert Whale branded personal care business into the portfolio and will be charged with driving continued growth through new product development and geographic expansion.

“He brings a wealth of experience to the team and I’m confident that he will continue to accelerate the growth of our personal care business,” said Julian Steinberg, CEO Vantage Specialty Chemicals.

“Conrad has significant experience directing and guiding teams around the world. His strategic view on the specialty chemicals industry will further expand Vantage’s considerable strengths as we continue our expansion in the personal care market through organic growth, new international markets and further acquisitions.”

Berry Plastics appoints Carl Rickersten

Meanwhile, Berry Plastics Group has appointed Carl Rickertsen to its board of directors, a move that will bring significant industry experience, including his current role as a managing partner of Pine Creek Partners, a private equity investment firm based in Washington, D.C.

Rickertsen has been involved in the area of private equity since 1987 and he was chief operating officer and partner of Thayer Capital Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based private equity investment firm.

"Rick brings with him a wealth of knowledge gained from his 25 years in the private equity sector and in his capacity of serving on boards of publicly traded companies. His knowledge, experience, and insight will be beneficial to Berry as we pursue our deleveraging and strategic growth initiatives," said Jon Rich, Chairman and CEO of Berry Plastics.

Arcade Marketing appoints Serge Jureidini

And finally, Arcade Marketing has appointed Serge Jureidini as Chief Executive Officer and President of Arcade Marketing, a global developer and producer of multi-sensory and interactive sampling systems and packaging for the fine fragrance, cosmetics and personal care segments.

He will also serve on the company’s board of directors, and will take over the position of president from Debra Leipman-Yale.

Jureidini has over 20 years of experience in the cosmetics and fragrance market segments and has spent his career at L’Oréal, having been President of the Lancôme division of L’Oréal USA since 2008.

"I am excited to be joining an organization with such a rich heritage of innovation, quality and service that has allowed it to become the dynamic leader in its field," Jureidini said.

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