DSM Appoints North American Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients Head


DSM has announced the appointment of Stephen D. Wood as regional head of North America for personal care & aroma ingredients.

In his new role, Wood will oversee the strategic development and execution of DSM Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients’ activities in North America. He most recently served as associate director of sales at Lonza, where he was tasked with delivering high growth sales in the hygiene & preservation segment. He has held various marketing, commercial and management positions at BASF, Honeywell and Lonza.

He succeeds Parand Salmassinia, who was appointed global vice president of commercial management and key accounts earlier in 2018.

“DSM has an excellent reputation, and many of our North American customers rely on our solutions,” said Wood. “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.”

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