Bostik promotes Scott Banda to director of marketing
Scott Banda has been promoted to director of marketing for Bostik’s Consumer & Construction Business Unit.
In this newly created role, Banda will be responsible for product management, marketing communication and strategic partnership efforts.
“Scott is a tremendous example of what can be accomplished through perseverance, hard work and innovation,” said Mike Jenkins, business director of Bostik’s Consumer & Construction Business Unit. “He has been a key leader in our business’ continued growth and success. I am confident that he will continue to be a positive influence on our division’s future.”
Banda has been with the company for 10 years, beginning with his initial role as product manager, in which he created Bostik’s urethane grout initiative and its Consumer Products Group in North America. He has managed the marketing function and the Consumer Products Group since 2011 and worked closely with European affiliates.
Banda holds a Certificate in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional.
Tupperware Brands makes some executive appointments
Tupperware Brands has announced the appointment of two new group presidents, as well as the transition of Christian E. Skroeder to EVP.
In his new role, Skroeder will report to chairman and CEO Rick Goings and will oversee targeted markets for performance improvement.
Taking Skroeder’s spot as group president, Asia Pacific will be Asha Gupta, who is currently area VP, India, Tupperware Brands Philippines and Nutrimetics Australia/New Zealand. Gupta has been with the company in various leadership roles for 15 years, working with sales development, marketing, and operating unit and portfolio leadership across Europe and Asia Pacific.
Patricia A. Stitzel, currently senior area VP, Central Europe, will take the role of group president, Americas. Stitzel has been with Tupperware for 16 years, during which time she served in various leadership roles in human resources throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, as well as managing various portfolios throughout 20 countries in Europe. She will assume these new responsibilities from Simon C. Hemus, president and COO.
"I’m extremely proud to promote Asha and Tricia to group presidents," said Goings. "They are young, dynamic leaders with proven track records at Tupperware and great potential in the future. I also look forward to Christian’s experience helping us both fix challenged markets and accelerate growth in others."
ENAP Conference embraces planning
ENAP’s Nov. 3-5 Forest Products Conference in Baltimore brought a record number of attendees to the table.
“This was the best attended Forest Products Conference we’ve ever had, and it revealed a great deal of enthusiasm about the outlook for the upcoming year,” said Duncan Facey, VP forest products for New Windsor, N.Y.-based ENAP.
Educational seminars attacked topics, including “Four points of strategic planning,” by Jim Clemens of Corporate Business Solutions; and “Understanding the changes and challenges in logistics,” presented by John Goding, HEW director of sales and operations planning.
“I enjoyed the industry speakers and hearing their perspectives on the market,” said Jeffery Love, of Oxford Lumber, Oxford, Ala.