WILTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Sun Products Corporation announced today that Carlos Linares has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Linares will be responsible for leading the Research and Development organization including product and packaging innovation and development, process engineering, quality assurance and regulatory compliance. Mr. Linares will serve as a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team and will be instrumental in implementing a technical strategy that aligns with the Company’s brand strategies to fuel continued growth.
“Carlos’ wealth of experience in consumer products research & development, strategic management and organizational effectiveness will strengthen our innovation and technology capabilities and help position our brands for greater success,” said Jeffrey P. Ansell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Products. “His appointment reaffirms our commitment to delighting consumers and customers with exciting new products in the laundry and household care cleaning categories.”
Mr. Linares joins Sun Products from Johnson & Johnson where he served as Vice President, R&D Strategy and Open Innovation, developing strategy, driving innovation and building new capabilities for the Global R&D organization. In 2005, Mr. Linares joined the Alberto Culver Company, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President, R&D, Quality and Regulatory. At Alberto Culver he led the creation of a new vision for research and development and transformed the organization from follower to innovation leader that helped drive breakthrough business growth.
Mr. Linares began his career in R&D with Procter & Gamble, where his groundbreaking work in skincare science and consumer insights earned him an Organizational Effectiveness Competitive Advantage Award.
“I am thrilled to join Sun Products and look forward to working with such a talented team of professionals to introduce exciting new consumer solutions in the laundry and household care categories,” said Mr. Linares. “The Company’s brands enjoy a long legacy of innovation in the marketplace, and I am eager to find new ways to contribute to that tradition.”
Mr. Linares earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.
About The Sun Products Corporation
The Sun Products Corporation headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut, is a leading North American provider of laundry detergent, fabric softeners and other household products. With annual sales of $2 billion, the Company’s portfolio of products are sold under well known brands that include all®, Wisk®, Snuggle®, Sun®, Surf®, and Sunlight®. In addition, Sun Products is the manufacturing partner for many retailer brand laundry and dish products in North America. For more information visit: www.sunproductscorp.com
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