Kevin Gallagher presented with Lifetime Achievement Award at in-cosmetics 2016


Kevin Gallagher chosen for 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at in-cosmetics in Paris

Kevin Gallagher received the coveted in-cosmetics Group Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 last night for his immense contribution to the cosmetic industry.

The public were invited to vote between three chosen nominees who were selected as finalists by a panel of experts: Kevin Gallagher, Retired President, Global Personal Care, Care & Actives, CRODA; Patrice Bellon, President of The French Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SFC) and President at COSMETOSCENT; and R. Randall Wickett, President, R. Randall Wickett Consulting.

Awarded every three years, the Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to the individual who has made a truly outstanding contribution to the cosmetic and personal care industry during their career. Kevin received his award from 2013 winner Karl Lintner.

Kevin Gallagher started as an applications chemist in 1978, and held positions in R&D, QA, sales, and marketing before moving into general management in 1989. He then became the first President of CRODA’s Global Personal Care and Actives business, when the group structure was changed in 2014. Supporting innovation has been a key aspect of his leadership at Croda.

He said: “I didn’t have expectations of winning so it was great to be chosen. I was up against very high quality people who have done a lot for the industry – both important guys. It was special to receive the award from Karl as well as I’ve known him a long time.”

Lucy Gillam, Director of the in-cosmetics Group, added: “We’re delighted to present our third Lifetime Achievement Award to Kevin. in-cosmetics Global is where the global personal care industry gathers and there is no better place to reward someone’s achievements.

“Over the years, Kevin has been responsible for some of the most significant innovations of our time, which has helped maintain high quality standards for a number of years. There is no better winner this year.”

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