South Plainfield, NJ (USA), 19 January 2016 – Lonza today announced the appointment of Dr. Jamie Hawkes FRSC to the role of Global Head of Hair Care Technology for its Personal Care business. His new role will include a focus on the global hair care market. He will drive technical and business efforts as he leads the hair care technology team in the newly constructed Global Centre of Hair Care Technology in Manchester (UK). Additionally, working in close collaboration with sales and marketing, Jamie will manage an international network of focused technical efforts in hair care within Lonza’s regional laboratories.
Jamie comes to Lonza with entrepreneurial experience in developing – from creation to launch – a wide range of luxury hair care products and patented technologies that are underpinned by scientifically and internationally solid claims substantiation. Most recently, Jamie served as Technical & Operations Director at Perachem Ltd, where he worked closely with global personal care organizations. Prior to Perachem, he was Senior Lecturer and Director of Knowledge Transfer at Wuhan University of Science and Engineering in China. Jamie has a BSc in Colour and Polymer Chemistry and a PhD in Colour Chemistry from the University of Leeds (UK) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK.