Henkel, a provider of chemical and consumer products including the well-known Loctite adhesives, has announced a new president of the North America region: Steven Essick.
Essick, who also serves as the company’s regional head of finance, is a 23-year Henkel veteran. He’s served in global financial and commercial leadership roles with Henkel across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.
“I am excited to head this team of seasoned leaders for North America who bring a wide range of perspectives, an exceedingly strong set of business experiences and talents, and passion for building diverse, empowered and collaborative teams,” said Essick.
Additionally, Nicolas Krauss was recently appointed Henkel’s global head of Industrials and Electronics, and regional head of Adhesive Technologies Americas. He will join Essick on the North America leadership team.
Krauss, who joined Henkel in 2012, was most recently head of Adhesive Technologies Industrials, and previously held leadership roles in the company’s Automotive Electronics and Electronics Materials business, and Global Strategy and Business Development Adhesive Technologies.
“Our employees and our North American leadership team are well-positioned to stimulate further growth, innovation, and sustainable value in the years to come,” added Essick. “We have a lot of opportunities ahead of us.”