Barentz Expands U.S. Personal Care Team

May 26, 2021

Barentz, a leading distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemical solutions throughout North America, is excited to welcome Jennifer O'Hara as a new Director of Business Development - Personal Care, covering the U.S. Northeast Region.

As a high performance leader with more than 20 years of broad chemical industry experience, Jennifer brings technical knowledge and recognized success across multiple areas of expertise in the personal care industry including Supply Chain, Research & Development, Sales, and Marketing. Most recently, she worked as a Global Marketing Manager for a personal care division, specializing in skin care. Formerly, Jennifer held the position as Strategic Account Manager and developed global strategy around multi-million dollar personal care accounts. In addition to her professional experience, Jennifer is an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

"We are excited for Jennifer O'Hara to lead our Northeast Sales Team," Walter Martish III, President of Barentz Personal Care, said. "Jennifer will utilize her vast knowledge and experience to drive Barentz' global organic growth initiatives."

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 1.5 billion the company employs around 1,500 people worldwide and serves over 21,000 customers. For more information, please visit: