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Ansell Strengthens Global Management Team With New Appointments

Friday, August 20, 2010 General News J E 4
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RED BANK, New Jersey and MELBOURNE, Australia, August 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today global leader in protection solutions, Ansell, announced two new appointments to its global executive leadership team. These appointments, both effective immediately and both reporting to the CEO, Magnus Nicolin, follow an earlier announcement regarding a realignment of its global organization for accelerated growth and faster execution.

Joining Ansell from 3M, Steve Genzer has been appointed to the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Operations. He will head up end-to-end supply operations, including manufacturing, sourcing, procurement, warehousing, logistics, transportation, and QA - and will be based at Ansell's HQ in Red Bank, NJ. Steve has close to 20 years of experience running manufacturing and distribution operations in the US, China and SE Asia and will lend his expertise in lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement to enhance Ansell's operating effectiveness. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from William Woods University.

Peter Dobbelsteijn has been appointed Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the EMEA Region. Peter has 20+ years of experience in developing and implementing sales & marketing strategies across EMEA, and for a variety of businesses. Before joining Ansell, Dobbelsteijn was with Newell Rubbermaid, where he successfully led their EMEA North Central Region. Peter has a degree in Marketing from the Dutch Marketing Institute in Amsterdam. He will be responsible for Sales and Trade Marketing, Warehousing and Logistics operations across Europe, Middle-East and Africa and will be based at the Ansell EMEA HQ in Brussels.

"The strengthening of our senior leadership team is a critical step on the path towards fulfilling our ambition as a company and delivering our accelerated growth objectives," said Magnus Nicolin, CEO of Ansell Limited, while announcing the appointments. "With the appointment of these seasoned executives, we bring a wealth of experience to key parts of our company," he continued. "We have now filled most key positions with the right people, giving us and our shareholders a new generation of Ansell senior leadership to take our business to the next level," he concluded.

About Ansell

Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well being. With operations in the North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the industrial and medical gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and well being category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, New Verticals & Advanced Concepts, and Sexual Health & Well Being. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at http://www.ansell.com.

SOURCE Ansell Healthcare

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