Croda do Brasil, part of Croda International Plc, a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, announces two new directors for Latin America.

Adriana Rubo Nobre, to assume the Latin American Operations Board, which encompasses Manufacturing, Engineering, Safety and Environment, Quality, Supplies, Customer Services, Purchasing, Logistics and Regulatory Affairs. Adriana is a polymer chemist and has held leadership positions in companies in a variety of markets, including Saint-Gobain, Novellis and Owens-Corning.

Adriana will be responsible for the operation of the new Special Polymer plant and the new Distribution Center recently inaugurated as part of Croda’s investments in the region.

Adelino Nakano in the position of R & T Director for Latin America, is a chemist with a Master’s degree in Physics-Chemistry of hair and specialization in dermatology-cosmetics. He has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the cosmetics industry through companies in the areas of consumer goods, raw materials and fragrances, working at Symrise as Regional Director of Innovation for Cosmetics.

In addition to the R & T team leadership for Latin America, Adelino will be responsible for the continuity of investment in innovation and research, as well as for the growth of the recently inaugurated Center of Innovation and Customer Experience of Croda Latam (Campinas) and Centro of Innovation in Encapsulation Technologies (Inventiva, Porto Alegre).