Symrise Strengthens Cosmetic Ingredients Team with Industry Expert


  • Bernd Heinken joined as Technical Director Micro Protection in EAME
  • Strategic expansion of Micro Protection is being driven forward
Holzminden, Germany – February 18, 2019
Bernd Heinken has joined Symrise on February 1, 2019, taking over the newly created position of Technical Director Micro Protection for the Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) region. He is thereby strengthening the Cosmetic Ingredients Division in Scent & Care. Heinken previously worked at Schülke & Mayr GmbH for many years.
Bernd Heinken is bringing many years of expertise and experience,” said Dr. Daniel Ibarra, Vice President for the Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) region in the Cosmetic Ingredients Division. “We are pleased to have gained him for this important new position.” Dr. Ravi Pillai, Vice President Micro Protection in Cosmetic Ingredients, added, “With Bernd, we can further strengthen our presence in the cosmetic raw materials market. Our goal is to be the most important partner for our customers when choosing safe, effective and consumer-friendly anti-microbial ingredients and to provide them with the right raw materials. This is in line with our growth strategy for the important area of classic and alternative preservation.”

After graduating as a chemical engineer with a focus on process engineering at the Münster University of Applied Sciences, Bernd Heinken worked for several years in research and development departments at various companies in the technical industry. Bernd joined Schülke & Mayr GmbH in Norderstedt, in 1998 and initially worked for four years in the application technology department for preservation. In 2002, he took over the role as International Market Manager responsible for the Technical Biocide Business at Schülke & Mayr. From 2009, he led the Technical Support Department “Special Additives” within Schülke with a focus on microbiological laboratory service, training and seminars, and implementing holistic microbiological quality management systems (MQM). Heinken is also active in various associations and expert groups such as DGK and EDANA.

About Symrise:
Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials, as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food.

Its sales of approximately € 3 billion in the 2017 fiscal year make Symrise a leading global provider in the flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented with over 90 sites in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.

Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process.

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