Henkel, the company behind major brands and products such as Right Guard antiperspirants, Schwarzkopf hair care and Loctite adhesives, has named Steven Essick as president of the North America region.
Essick, who also serves as the regional head of finance, has worked with Henkel for 23 years and served in global financial and commercial leadership roles at the firm across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.
“Our employees and our North American leadership team are well-positioned to stimulate further growth, innovation, and sustainable value in the years to come,” said Essick. “We have a lot of opportunities ahead of us.”
Additionally, Nicholas Krauss was recently appointed as Henkel’s global head of Industrials and Electronics, and regional head of Adhesive Technologies Americas, joining Essick on the North America leadership team.
Rounding out the North America leadership team are Alan Wolpert, corporate senior vice-president and regional head of Laundry & Home Care North America; Filippos Minaidis, senior vice-president and general manager of Beauty Care Retail North America; Jenny Schiavone, vice-president, corporate communication; Frank Steinert, senior vice-president and head of HR, and Marcy Tenaglia, senior vice-president, chief legal officer and secretary.
“I am excited to head this team of seasoned leaders for North America who bring a wide range of perspectives, an exceedingly strong set of business experiences and talents, and passion for building diverse, empowered, and collaborative teams,” said Essick.