Scott Rosenzweig appointed at the newly established Sanitized U.S. headquarters

Scott Rosenzweig has been appointed president of Sanitized (USA) Inc., the newly established U.S. headquarters for Swiss-based Sanitized group, the number one built-in antimicrobial brand in Europe with strong and growing awareness globally, delivering hygiene function and material protection to over 500 licensees who incorporate the Sanitized technology and ingredient brand in hundreds of product categories.

“My job will be to expand the U.S. presence of the Sanitized ingredient brand,” says Rosenzweig who holds an MBA degree from New York University and has 25 years of experience in strategic brand extension, new product development, and proactive licensee management. “This will allow our licensed partners the opportunity to build their businesses and to differentiate their products by delivering to their end users our core benefits of freshness, comfort, and/or material protection.”

Sanitized will now sell directly to customers in the consumer housewares and building materials industries as well as to those commercial business sectors, such as foodservice and healthcare that use polymers in its end products.  

Finnish Suominen is reinforcing its R&D team

Suominen, a globally leading supplier of nonwovens, has strengthening its global R&D team by appointing three new product development engineers. The appointments essentially support Suominen’s strategy, which focuses on growth and product leadership. Successful execution of the strategy will fulfil Suominen’s vision to be a market driven product leader.

 Johanna Siren, M.Sc. in Fibre and Textile Technology, was appointed product development engineer, effective August 10, 2015. She recently graduated from Tampere University of Technology, majoring in Fibre Technology and minoring in Tissue Engineering. Siren will be located in Nakkila, Finland.

 Avinav Nandgaonkar, Ph.D., Fibre and Polymer Science, was appointed product development engineer on August 19, 2015. He recently graduated from North Carolina State University, with a strong background in textiles, polymer, nanofibers, material science, chemistry, and fibre science. He has a master of science in Textile Engineering from the same university, adding up to five plus years of research experience in functional nano-composite preparation for oil/water filtration, tissue engineering, thin conductive film, and dye degradation applications. Previously he worked at PreScouter Inc. as well as a postdoctoral research scholar at NCSU. He received his bachelor of technology degree in Textile Engineering at Veermata Jijbai Technological Institute, Mumbai, India. Nandgaonkar will be located in Windsor Locks, CT.

 Nasim Farahbakhsh, Ph.D., Fibre and Polymer Science, will be appointed product development engineer on September 15, 2015. She recently graduated as a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University, where she currently works as a graduate research assistant. She received her master of science degree in Textile Chemistry & Fibre Science from Amir Kabir University of Technology, and her bachelor of science in Textile Chemistry & Fibre Science from Isfahan University of Technology. She has worked for five years as an industrial engineering consultant at Mashad Group. Farahbakhsh will also be located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA.

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