National Starch Personal Care, Sempach, Switzerland, has appointed David Evans business director for European operations. Mr. Evans will work closely with major customers to deliver polymer and starch technologies that directly support market trends in Europe. In Eastern Europe and Russia, where the economy continues to gain momentum, Mr. Evans will oversee the expansion of sales programs. Most recently, he served as the general manager of the flavors and fragrances business for Quest's China operations.
According to Robert Asselin, vice president, personal care, the appointment of Mr. Evans allows National Starch Personal Care to focus on the technologies and services that customers need to launch market-winning products in Europe. "He has a very good handle on the pulse of the personal care market in Europe," he said. "He has set as a priority a key account program that encourages collaboration with customers on both a technical and marketing basis."