Pat Brueggman has been named senior vice president and general manager of Vantage Personal Care. In his new role, he will have overall global responsibility for the personal care business, including the Lipo Chemicals, Desert Whale Jojoba Company and Ruger Chemical brands, driving continued growth through new product development, geographic expansion and strategic acquisition.
Brueggman's career has spanned roles in sales, business management and strategy development. Brueggman previously held executive positions at Ashland, Hercules, GE and Betz Dearborn.
“He brings a wealth of experience to the team, and I’m confident that he will continue to accelerate the growth of our business. His strategic view on the specialty chemicals industry will further expand Vantage’s considerable strengths as we continue our expansion in the personal care market through organic growth, new international markets and further," stated Julian Steinberg, CEO of Vantage Specialty Chemicals.