Barentz Promotes Kippy Patridge to VP, Principal Management – Personal Care (Canada)

October 22, 2021

Barentz, a leading distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemical solutions throughout North America, is excited to announce that Kippy Patridge is advancing to the role of Vice President, Principal Management - Personal Care, covering Canada within Barentz' NA Personal Care vertical. The role of VP, Principal Management, reflects a fantastic alignment with our North American vertical's Principal-led strategy approach, in addition to acknowledging Kippy's tenure and reputation as a leader in this industry.

Kippy began her career in Construction Chemicals, working as the National Product Manager for Lafarge's chemical admixture division. Through involvement in CACD (now RDC), Kippy was encouraged to accept a role in Product Management for a distributor of specialty ingredients in the Personal Care industry, where she applied her Business Management and International Business skills for over eight years. In 2007, Kippy joined Cambrian Solutions (now Barentz), where she manages the Canadian team, as well as the Principal partnerships around the world.

Kippy's industry portfolio includes excellent Supplier and Customer relationships, coupled with significant market experience. "Kippy will continue to be responsible for growing Canada's Personal Care vertical, as well as managing both current and future Principal Supplier relationships, technical, sales, marketing, regulatory affairs, and collaborating closely with the vertical leadership team. In addition, Kippy will lead in executing the strategy of our Principals and Suppliers, with the support of her Canadian team."

"Supporting our pillar of Targeted Aggressive Growth, Kippy Patridge will lead our Principal Management team for Barentz Personal Care (Canada)" Walter W. Martish III, President - Personal Care, said. "Kippy's role as Vice President, Principal Management - Personal Care (Canada), harmonizes our Principal growth strategies for North America. Her vast knowledge and passion will propel for our team's success moving forward."

About Barentz

Barentz is a leading global life science ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor for the Human Nutrition, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Specialty Industrial, and Animal Nutrition markets. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Barentz distributes ingredients for products to small- and medium-sized enterprises and large customers globally. The Group sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredients experts provide value-added technical support (including pre-mixing, blending, customized formulation and testing) from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 60 countries with a strong presence in Europe and Asia, and a growing presence in North America and Latin America. With a turnover of 1.85 billion the company employs around 1,750 people worldwide and serves over 21,000 customers. For more information, please visit: