Emma Lintner, Paul Pickering and Shaun Warrington have all joined the fifth-generation, family-owned business.
These appointments continue Stephenson‘s long-term plan for growth which aims to establish the 161 year old firm as the world leading manufacturer of speciality soap bases and cosmetic ingredients. With our distribution channel partners worldwide, alongside facilities in North America, Europe and China we can continue to support our customers in 50 different countries.
Lintner has joined as sales manager in the ingredients division, with responsibility for the natural ingredients portfolio, Durosoft®, globally. She previously spent 12 years as export area manager at Leeds-based chemicals distributor Surfachem, selling raw materials into Europe.
Pickering joins as business development manager having worked extensively in the retail and automotive sectors. Prior to joining Stephenson, he led the sales team for Hoover’s kitchen appliance division, winning several industry awards.
Warrington has also joined as business development manager with a specific focus on international markets, including Latin America, the Far East, Australasia and Southern Europe. He previously worked at Group 55 in Lancashire where, for the past few years, he headed up the company’s sales function for the UK and North America.
“After an exciting year in our long history, here is a further exciting new phase in the growth of our business. Our three new team members have a vital role to play as we look to expand into new territories and build further our international customer base hit the ground running and have lived up to their potential, already helping us to consolidate business in markets around the world and assert our presence in the dynamic personal care market.” - said Jamie, CEO of Stepnenson
Throughout the year, we have seen large scale investment in both site and staff and the launch of industry-leading ingredient ranges creating a real stir in the global personal care industry. There’s also been real consolidation of our business with the sale of the textiles division, representing the final part in our ongoing strategic plan to divest our non-core businesses, underpinning our ongoing focus on our future in personal care ingredients.
We are all very excited about the future with these 3 appointments and business achievements in the last quarter.