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Ashland Names Shana'a to Lead Technology and Growth Strategy

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Dr. May Shana'a has been named group VP, Technology and Growth Strategy, for Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Wilmington, Del., USA, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. The announcement was made by John E. Panichella, SVP, Ashland Inc. and president, Ashland Specialty Ingredients, to whom she will report.

Shana'a will be responsible for leading Ashland Specialty Ingredients' global research and development (R&D) and applications capabilities, with direct operational responsibility for the unit's global research and technical centers. In addition, she will be responsible for business development, including leading the strategic growth plan for the business.

Shana'a most recently served as global VP, Skin Care and Portfolio Management at Johnson & Johnson, where she also held the role of VP, R&D, global beauty care. In this role, she was involved in more than 200 product launches per year targeting the skin, hair, and deodorant markets. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Shana'a spent more than 18 years at Unilever in skin care, laundry, and home care in the U.K., U.S., and Italy, where she was VP of R&D home care.

Ashland Specialty Ingredients provides products, technologies and resources for solving formulation and product performance challenges in key markets including coatings and energy, personal care, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage.


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