STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stephan Fuesti-Molnar has been named as President Henkel Consumer Goods and Regional Head Laundry & Home Care North America. As President Henkel Consumer Goods, Fuesti-Molnar is responsible for Henkel’s North American Consumer Goods business comprising its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care brands. Fuesti-Molnar succeeds Jens-Martin Schwaerzler, who has been appointed to the Henkel Management Board as Executive Vice President Beauty Care.
Based on his broad experience and deep understanding of the consumer goods business, Fuesti-Molnar will contribute to further strengthening Henkel’s iconic brands in North America, which is the company’s biggest market worldwide. Fuesti-Molnar has been with Henkel since 2009, most recently as President Germany, and General Manager of Henkel’s Laundry and Home Care business. Prior to joining Henkel, he held various leadership positions in international consumer goods companies.
A native of Germany, Fuesti-Molnar’s role is based at Henkel’s new North American Consumer Goods headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
The Laundry & Home Care business is the foundation of Henkel´s success story, as the company’s very first product was a laundry detergent. Today, Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business holds leading market positions globally with a wide range of well-known consumer brands such as Persil®, Purex®, all®, and Snuggle®.
Henkel in North America
Henkel markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands in North America, including Dial® soaps, Persil®, Purex® and all® laundry detergents, Snuggle® fabric softeners, Schwarzkopf® hair care, Right Guard® antiperspirants, göt2b® hair styling, and Loctite® adhesives. Visit www.henkel-northamerica.com for more information.
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2016, Henkel reported sales of around 19.7 billion US dollars and adjusted operating profit of around 3.4 billion US dollars. Combined sales of the respective top brands of the three business units – Loctite, Schwarzkopf and Persil – amounted around 6.3 billion US dollars. Henkel employs more than 50,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com.