Richard D. Hersey joined Coast Southwest as senior director of business development for personal care. Based in Placentia, Calif., USA, Hersey will be responsible for identifying and developing opportunities within the personal care industry. He will also play an instrumental role in the formulation and implementation of the company’s market strategy for personal care.
“Since Rich started with Coast over two decades ago, he has distinguished himself in all facets of sales, marketing, and management in chemical distribution and manufacturing. I am delighted to see him return to us,” added Joseph C. Cimo, president of Coast Southwest.
Prior to rejoining Coast Southwest, Hersey served as vice president of sales at ROSS Organic since 2008. Before that, he worked for seven years at Rohm & Haas Company, since acquired by The Dow Chemical Company, as senior account manager selling their personal care preservatives, hair actives, rheology modiers and sunscreen ingredients to health and beauty customers.