Daan Thorn Leeson Has Joined Lonza Consumer Care as Global Head of Skin Care Technology for its Personal Care Businesses.


South Plainfield, NJ (USA) - 14 September 2017
Daan Thorn Leeson has joined Lonza Consumer Care as Global Head of Skin Care Technology for its Personal Care businesses.

Based in South Plainfield, NJ (USA), Thorn Leeson leads the development of new products and assists in building Lonza’s reputation as a solution provider in the highly competitive skin care market.

Thorn Leeson is a 17-year-veteran of the personal care industry, with particular focus in skin care applications. Prior to joining Lonza, he served 10 years at Avon Products in various senior research and innovation roles.

Thorn Leeson has been named as inventor on three patents for skin care applications and has published 10 research studies. He earned his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and was a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM (USA).

About Lonza Consumer Care – Personal Care
Part of Lonza’s Consumer Care business unit, the Personal Care business has long been the world’s leading supplier of active antidandruff agents, with its Zinc Omadine® product considered the gold standard in the antidandruff shampoo market. Lonza Personal Care also supplies a wide array of other hair- and skin-care products, including biotechnologyderived active ingredients, preservatives for use in certified natural and organic products, specialty esters and other functional ingredients. More information can be found at

About Lonza
Following the closing of the Capsugel acquisition, Lonza further strengthened its position as one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. Lonza harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

An integrated solutions provider serving the healthcare continuum, Lonza offers products and services from the custom development and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients to innovative dosage forms for the pharma and consumer health and nutrition industries. In addition to drinking water sanitizers, nutraceuticals, antidandruff agents and other personal care ingredients, the company provides agricultural products, advanced coatings and composites and microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a wellrespected global company with more than 50 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and nearly 14,000 full-time employees worldwide. Further information can be found at

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