As of September 1, 2012, Joan Pennington will be joining Perstorp as the new EVP HR & Communications replacing Mikael Gedin, who took up the position as Perstorp EVP Global Sales & Customer Service beginning of April.
Joan Pennington has got a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Cambridge University and also a Diploma in Marketing and she brings to the Perstorp Group a broad experience from sales & marketing, positions within EHSQ in a number of manufacturing companies and most recently management consulting specializing in Leadership and Organization Development as well as Talent Management. She also had a commercial role to develop different markets, the last one being EMEA sector lead for life sciences and Global Client Relationship Director for AstraZeneca.
“I think this is a thrilling time to be joining Perstorp with the shift in the strategy to be more market focused. This change in emphasis requires us to bring the customer perspective into our discussions at all levels in the company so that we can understand and respond to what is needed to enable us to “go for growth”, Joan says.