Rusmir Niksic has taken over the reins at US personal care ingredients maker TRI-K Industries.
The new president and CEO was formerly North America senior vice-president at Croda, where he was responsible for the consumer care and life sciences businesses.
Prior to that, Niksic, who has over 25 years of experience in the industry, held multiple general management and strategy roles at Clariant.
New Jersey-based TRI-K said the appointment follows a thorough CEO search process conducted by its board over the past few months.
The objective was to appoint a growth-minded leader with extensive experience in the consumer care industry "capable of strengthening the culture of growth and innovation to propel TRI-K into a leading, global ingredients supplier to the personal care industry in the years ahead".
“Looking ahead, TRI-K Industries sees significant growth opportunities on the horizon. With Rusmir's global experience, passion for transformative change, sustainability, and the ability to inspire both customers and teams, he is primed to lead TRI-K in positioning itself at the forefront of the industry." said TRI-K board members Geera Ramakrishnan and Uday Kamat.
Niksic, who has also joined the TRI-K board, said: “I am privileged to join TRI-K to lead the business into its next phase of growth and development. Alongside the culture of excellence and innovation that already exists, I am energized by the opportunity to unleash the full potential and talent of the TRI-K team.
“With the emphasis on sustainable innovation and customers’ needs – we will create growth opportunities for our people and value for all stakeholders. I look forward to working with the TRI-K board as well as the parent company Galaxy Surfactants Limited on turning our growth aspirations into reality,” he added.