Shabnam Nejand has joined AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry as technical service engineer for the company's global personal care business.
From her base in Bridgewater, N.J., USA, Shabnam will provide manufacturing support for all personal care polymers and surfactants at AkzoNobel’s facility in Salisbury, N.C., evaluating and approving alternate sources of raw materials and working with the site’s product development team to ensure proper manufacturing.
Nejand joins the company from Johnson & Johnson in Skillman, N.J., where she was responsible for qualifying new and revised consumer product formulations while also working on the company’s Aveeno formulations. Prior to that, she worked for L’Oréal as a project engineer, toward improving the efficiency of various manufacturing processes at its plant in Piscataway, N.J., USA. Nejand is also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.