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REACH Update: November 2007
Posted: November 7, 2007
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About the Author
Since 2003, Annelie Struessmann, PhD, has been the Technical Director with CONUS Business, Advice & Training (CONUSBAT) (Aachen, Germany and Laren, Netherlands). With responsibility for the areas of cosmetics and personal care, detergents and household cleaners, fragrances, food and nutrition, and pharmaceuticals, Struessmann has more than 20 years of industry experiences in regulatory affairs and product safety, application and product R&D and technical marketing.
Prior to CONUSBAT, she worked in various managerial functions with global companies at international locations, such as: International Flavors & Fragrances in the Netherlands, Akzo Nobel Chemicals in the United States and Germany, Rewo Chemicals (Evonic) and DHW Rodleben in Germany. Her responsibilities included the introduction of quality standards (ISO 9000s, HACCP, GMP, and kosher certification) and the membership function at trade associations’ sector groups: CEFIC/APAG, VCI, and Tegewa.
Representing CONUSBAT, her major responsibilities cover REACH issues. She acts as “only representative” for noncommunity manufactures and performs online courses for the international specialty chemicals industry and related consumer product industries.
Her educational background includes a masters degree in chemistry and a bachelor of science degree in food chemistry from the Technical University RWTH Aachen, Germany. In addition, she received a doctorate in biopolymer chemistry from the German Wool Research Institute (DWI) in Aachen. Her research projects included cooperations with Schwarzkopf/Germany and Clairol/Stamford-USA. From Clairol she was awarded the company’s prestigious Gelb Foundation Fellowship.