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SCC elects ACT Solutions’ Mark Chandler as 2023 president

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has elected ACT (Adaptive Cosmetic Technology) Solutions head Mark Chandler to serve as its president in 2023.

ACT Solutions president Chandler will take over the role on 1 January, replacing Michelle Hines, who is director of product formulation at Mary Kay.

“I am extremely honoured to serve as SCC president in 2023,” said Chandler.

"I look forward to working with this diverse and industry-experienced group of board members as we continue to develop a future-focused organisation, committed to increased engagement opportunities of value to our members,” he added.

Meanwhile, Anthony O’Lenick, operations lead at SurfaTech, will serve as vice-president and Akshay Talati is vice president-elect.

Other executive officers elected are Qihong Zhang of Estée Lauder, who will serve as SCC secretary and Amway’s Yulia Park, who will be treasurer.

The other voting members of the SCC board of directors are as follows.

  • Area I

Senior area director: Marie Thadal, Coptis - SCC New York chapter

Area director: Volodymyr Onyshchak, Estée Lauder - SCC Long Island chapter

  • Area II

Senior Area Director: Melissa Christenson, Bridge Product Design + Development - SCC Twin Cities chapter

Area director: Sophie Bonham, Cosmos Corporation - SCC St. Louis Chapter

  • Area III

Senior area director: Aaron Peterson, Barnet Products - SCC Intermountain West chapter

Area director: Valerie George, Simply Formulas - SCC California chapter

  • Area IV

Senior area director: Cubie Lamb, J. Strickland & Company - SCC Southeast chapter

Area director: Cynthia Johnson, Cindy J Cosmetic Labs - SCC Mid-Atlantic chapter

  • Area V

Senior area director: Lionel Ripoll, PhD, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi; SCC Québec chapter

Area director: Dorothy Maraprossians, Azelis Canada - SCC Ontario chapter

In addition, immediate past president Hines and representative Peter Tsolis of Estée Lauder will both serve on the board in an ex officio capacity.

"I am excited to partner with this distinguished group leading SCC in 2023. These individuals will be integral in helping create value-centric programmes, products and services for our members and chapters with an emphasis on building a strong future for the SCC," said SCC chief executive officer Erica O’Grady.

“Their passion for this industry, coupled with their diverse perspectives, will help chart a clear and sustainable path forward for the organisation,” she added.

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Leonardo Royal Hotel, London
25 - 26 October

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Estrel Congress Center, Berlin
26 - 28 October

in-cosmetics Asia 2022

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15 - 16 November 2022

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