Manasai Chavan, Ph.D., has joined Vantage Specialty Ingredients, Inc. (Vantage) as personal care global innovation director.
In the newly created role, Chavan will be tasked with driving connectivity and innovation across the company’s global personal care technical teams.
Chavan brings extensive experience in research and development, formulations, technical service and marketing for the personal care industry to the position. She held various leadership positions at BASF, including R&D, technical service and marketing in the areas of actives, personal care technologies and face care technologies.
“We continue to invest in technology at Vantage,” said chief technology officer Allison Yake. “Dr. Chavan brings a wealth of experience to our personal care leadership team and I’m confident that she will have significant impact on the growth of our business. Her business savvy, technical expertise and creative thinking will further expand Vantage’s innovative approaches and how we help our customers solve their challenges.”