12 Apr 2016
Dr. Christoph Kolano Joins Lonza Consumer Care as Associate Director Global Portfolio Development

South Plainfield, NJ (USA), 12 April 2016 – Dr. Christoph Kolano, Ph.D, has joined Lonza Consumer Care in the role of Associate Director Global Portfolio Development for its Personal Care business.

Based in Basel (CH), Dr. Kolano is responsible for designing and initiating the development of new products for the Lonza Personal Care global portfolio. In addition, he is responsible for optimizing Lonza's infrastructure, implementing emerging technologies and aligning the Lonza product portfolio with regulatory requirements and regional customers' needs.

Dr. Kolano has more than 12 years of expertise in value creation within the chemical industry, with a strong focus on oleochemicals, petrochemicals, surfactants and intermediates. Prior to joining Lonza, Dr. Kolano held technical marketing, sales and Research & Development positions at KOLB in Hedingen (CH). He was most recently Head of Research & Development and Key Account Manager.

Dr. Kolano earned his Ph.D in physical organic chemistry and his Master's degree in organic chemistry at Ruhr University in Bochum (DE). A member of the Association of German Chemists and the Association of Swiss Chemists, he has authored more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been granted patents in oleochemicals and surfactants.

“We've recently brought in technical experts in skin care, hair care and chassis to strengthen our broad portfolio of personal care products,” said Penny Antonopoulos, Head of Global Marketing, Personal Care. “In his role in global portfolio development, Christoph will be integral to expanding our offerings to align with emerging market trends and the ingredient needs of our customers as we continue to inspire formulators and excite consumers.”