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Suppliers’ Day Exhibitor Advisory Committee

Welcome to all of our Exhibitor Advisory committee members – and thank you for agreeing to participate!

In light of the changing world in which we live and the “new-norm” we are experiencing, we felt it was important to form a committee of exhibitors who have been with Suppliers’ Day (many since its inception) to ensure that the NYSCC Executive Board and the Show Management Team are in tune with the exhibitors’ goals, challenges, concerns and more.  Our objective for this new committee is to ensure that NYSCC Suppliers’ Day continues to meet the demands of the industry and provides exceptional ROI while also keeping with the association’s mission of “educating and moving cosmetic science forward.”

We look forward to working with you and for your valuable input!

Susanna Fernandes
2021 Chair of NYSCC

Carolmarie C. Brown
Global Corporate Affairs, Marketing, Brand & Business Communications
Ashlanda

Stephen Carter
Director, Home & Personal Care
Jarchem Industries Inc.

Jim Francisco
Sales Manager
JEEN International Corporation

Toni-Raye Gizzo
Marketing Manager
Micro Powders, Inc.

Ido Kadman
Marketing Communications Manager
BASF Corporation

Quentin Kubich-Patourel
Events Project Manager
Givaudan Active Beauty

Daria Long
Director – Personal Care
Gelest, Inc.

Victoria Mitchel
Clariant

Wes Moore
Business Manager
Chattem

Terry Mullin
Head of Corporate Communications
Azelis

Donna Petretti
Marketing Manager
Croda

Lisa Ruiz
Sales Coordinator
Essential Ingredients, Inc.

Laura Szymczak
Senior Director, Marketing
Ultra Chemical, Inc.

Retta Thompson
Communications Specialist
Dow Silicones Corporation

Carolmarie C. Brown

Stephen J. Carter

James Francisco

Toni-Raye Gizzo

Ido Kadman

Quentin Kubich-Patourel

Wes Moore

Terry Mullin

Daria Carlin Long

Donna Petretti

Lisa Ruiz

Laura Szymczak

Merretta (Retta) Thompson

Carolmarie C. Brown

Carolmarie C. Brown
Senior Director Corporate Affairs, Marketing, Brand and Business Communications
Ashland

Carolmarie Brown is a member of the Ashland extended executive leadership team. She is responsible for corporate affairs, global marketing, brand, and business communications across the Ashland enterprise (NYSE: ASH). Carolmarie led the evolution of the Ashland corporate brand following the IPO of Valvoline and the portfolio of work won a REBRAND® 100 Award of Distinction in 2018, and an Ashland Chairman’s Award in 2017.

Carolmarie heads up a global, cross-functional marketing and communications team to deliver integrated strategies and related plans across Ashland’s commercial business units including life sciences, personal care and household, specialty additives and performance adhesives.

Previously, Carolmarie spent 25-years at DuPont in various roles including marketing, sales, communications, new business development, brand management, and more.

Carolmarie began her professional career in broadcasting and advertising. She holds a BS from the Roy H. Park School of Communications and a BA in English literature from Ithaca College. She volunteers as a second grade PREP teacher at Saint Anthony of Padua in Wilmington, Delaware and she has held positions on the Board of Directors for the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Delaware Humane Association. Born New York, Carolmarie resides in Delaware with her husband and twin daughters.

Stephen J. Carter

Stephen J. Carter
Jarchem Innovative Ingredients
Director, Home & Personal Care

Passionate about learning, innovating and teaching, Stephen Carter has gained extensive industry knowledge over the years. Currently, Stephen oversees Jarchem Innovative Ingredient’s Care Division as Director of Home & Personal Care. Stephen has developed and introduced many product lines, value propositions and marketing concepts for customers at Jarchem and continues to find new ways to innovate. He holds a Professional Science Master’s Degree (MBS) from Rutgers University-New Brunswick with a focus in Personal Care Science, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University-Camden.

James Francisco

James Francisco
Sales Executive
Jeen® International Corporation

For over a decade, Jim has played a vital role in the development of new and innovative beauty solutions for the consumer products industry. His strong customer service skills, resourcefulness and sense of urgency has allowed him to maintain his role as a team leader to the up-and-coming account managers at Jeen® International; and a key contact for clients who seek speed-to-market solutions. With continuous improvement in mind, James is always working on advancing his professional and personal achievements and network.

Toni-Raye Gizzo

Toni-Raye Gizzo
Micro Powders, Inc.
Marketing Manager

Toni-Raye began her career in Marketing Communications over 25 years ago spending the last 18 years at Micro Powders, Inc.  She oversees the marketing activities for MPI’s Personal Care Division and their Paints & Coatings Division.  She is responsible for the production of new product launches, new website development, domestic and international trade shows, advertising, and media planning.

In collaboration with the MPI sales team, she develops strategic plans to build brand awareness, develops marketing strategies and creates marketing campaigns.

Ido Kadman

Ido Kadman
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
BASF North America

Ido (pronounced ‘ee-DOH’) brings more than 20 years of marketing communications and brand strategy experience for the beauty, cosmetics and personal care industries.

Ido holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. He has successfully launched numerous strategic media and digital/social marketing campaigns for skincare, haircare and color cosmetics products, including brands from L’Oréal and Edgewell Personal Care.

Quentin Kubich-Patourel

Quentin Kubich-Patourel
Events Project Manager
Givaudan Active Beauty

Quentin is a native of Champagne wine’s capital city of Reims, France. He holds an Irish-French Business degree from Dublin City University & Neoma Business School and a Msc in Marketing & Brand Management from Aix-Marseille Université. Quentin discovered the world of cosmetics during an internship at Chanel and has since pursued that way, working at Givaudan Active Beauty. His other interests are traveling, architecture, Japanese art and rowing.

Wes Moore

Wes Moore
Business Manager
Hamposyl Surfactants

Wes brought more than 18 years of sales and management experience with him when he arrived Chattem in the fall of 2019, and he’s looking forward to proudly serving each of our customers for many years to come. At his last job, Wes provided CCI with large amounts of industrial material, which gave him valuable knowledge of the systems by which our products are made.

Wes says his passion is to not only make a difference in the lives of people daily via our products, but also to build and strengthen relationships based on trust and communication. Seeing and knowing the passion of other CCI employees, as well as their sincere care to make sure each and every customer is 100% satisfied with the services we provide to them, energizes Wes each day.

Terry Mullin

Terry Mullin
Head of Corporate Communications, Americas
Azelis

Terry has worked in the Communications for field for over 30 years. Trained and perfected his communications skills at the Big NYC agencies and then pivoted his attention to the B2B arena. Owned and operated a B2B agency that helped marketing communications and build brand name companies such as; BASF, Ciba, Allied Signal, Knoll, Takeda, Tomen, Johnson & Johnson. Terry joined Azelis several years ago and has been responsible for establishing all marketing and branding in the Americas.

Daria Carlin Long

Daria Carlin Long
Vice President and General Manager, Personal Care
Gelest, Inc.

As Vice President and General Manager of Gelest’s Personal Care Group, Daria Carlin Long leads all aspects of the company’s personal care business, including marketing, sales and product and distribution-channel management. She has more than 27 years’ experience in Specialty Chemicals, with a primary focus on commercial operations, marketing and business management in the personal care industry. A long-time active member of SCC and NYSCC, Long has Chaired several NYSCC programs and events.

Donna Petretti

Donna Petretti
Marketing Manager – Personal Care
Croda Inc.

Donna Petretti is the Marketing Manager for Croda Inc. Donna began her career as a chemist at Glaxo SmithKline before moving into a marketing role. Donna holds two patents for dental technologies and is published in the Journal of Medicine. She has over 15 years of experience in personal care and healthcare marketing. Her current role involves managing all aspects of the marketing and digital communications for the Personal Care division at Croda Inc. Donna received her Master’s in Chemistry from Montclair State University.

Lisa Ruiz

Lisa Ruiz
Sales Coordinator
Essential Ingredients

Lisa Ruiz has been with Essential Ingredients for 9 years. She has held roles in Supply Chain, Customer Service, and is now the Sales Coordinator in Supplier Relations and works closely with Marketing. She is responsible for reporting sales metrics, tracking pipeline opportunities, and the planning and execution of trade shows. She has previous experience serving in women’s leadership training and event coordinating and has called the Atlanta area home for 40 years.

Laura Szymczak

Laura Szymczak
Senior Director, Marketing
Ultra Chemical

Laura Szymczak is the Senior Director, Marketing at Ultra Chemical, where she is responsible for the companies marketing efforts while managing sales activities in select accounts. Prior to joining Ultra in 2019, Laura was the North America Marketing Director at Lonza. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Georgian Court University as well as an MBA from Monmouth University.

Merretta (Retta) Thompson

Merretta (Retta) Thompson
North America Communications Specialist
Dow Personal Care

Merretta Thompson is a North American Communications Specialist for Home and Personal Care as well as Industrial and Chemical Processing at Dow.  She joined Dow in 2017 as a Literature Specialist working on a rebranding project before becoming a Project Coordinator for Home and Personal Care as well as other markets in the fall of 2017.  In June of 2019 Merretta started her current role.  She holds a B.A. from Spring Arbor University with a major in Business Administration and a minor in English Writing.

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