October 20, 2016
Hallstar has acquired bioactive ingredient supplier Oléos. Located in Montpellier, France, Oléos’s proprietary oleo eco-extraction technology produces 100 percent natural, sustainable and clinically proven bioactive compounds for cosmetic applications including anti-aging qualities, dark spot diminishment and skin whitening.
“Oléos’s unique capabilities and technology will enhance Hallstar’s technology platform with patented, clinically proven natural active ingredients for beauty and personal care,” said John Paro, chairman, president and CEO of Hallstar. “As we grow our global footprint, the south of France puts us at the heart of cosmetic innovation. Further, with Oléos, we add a strong team and culture that fits the Hallstar brand.”
October 1, 2016
June 30th, 2016
We are pleased to announce the addition of two Technical Sales Representatives to the Ross Organic sales team- Kandarpa McGinty and Heidi Elrahib. McGinty will serve customers in the Greater LA area with an emphasis in the San Fernando Valley as well as the Pacific Northwest territory which includes Oregon and Washington. Elrahib will cover accounts in the Greater LA area and San Diego.
Kandarpa McGinty has been working in the industry for eight years. After a stint in Quality Control at a manufacturing plant, she went to work for Levlad as a Cosmetic Chemist, focusing on facial care for private label clients. Following her two years in the lab, Kandarpa moved to Chemtec, where she was an Account Manager for three years. Kandarpa enjoys the technical aspect of selling and is excited to continue to work with customers on new product development. She has a B.S. in Chemistry from UC Riverside and a M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from University of Michigan. Kandarpa is a huge hockey fan, anticipating another Cup win for the Kings.
Heidi Elrahib graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009 with a BS in Biopsychology. She’s held several positions around the industry including Stability Chemist at 220 Laboratories, Formulation Chemist at University Medical Pharmaceuticals, Chemist at McKenna Labs and most recently R&D Chemist at Dermalogica, where she worked for 3 years. She is an active member in the SCC and will be Treasurer for the California chapter in 2017. She has a passion for the technical side of the industry and is excited to utilize her background by helping customers with their ingredient and formula needs.
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