has been appointed North America sales director of Lipo Chemicals
, the personal care unit of Vantage Specialty Chemicals. Mr. Lotito has an extensive background in the chemical industry. He joined Ruger Chemical, the pharmaceutical unit of Vantage Specialty Chemicals, in 2007 and took the lead commercial role in Ruger, where he contributed to a notable improvement in profitability and product focus in a short time. Before joining Ruger, he worked in various management positions for major Personal Care ingredient companies such as Lonza, Rhodia and Croda.
The domestic sales team for the Personal Care and Pharmaceutical segments will report to Mr. Lotito. He will continue to lead the pharmaceutical commercial efforts.
“Mike brings a great deal of experience to the team and I’m confident that he will continue to accelerate the growth of our personal care and pharmaceutical businesses,” said Conrad Kempinska, executive vice president of Lipo Chemicals.