New Leadership and Sales Team Additions Support Personal Care Division Growth
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Oct. 13, 2022 – PLZ Personal Care, a division of PLZ Corp and North American leader in specialty aerosol and liquid product manufacturing for premier brands in the personal care market, today announced the promotion of Steve Dickstein to president of PLZ Personal Care.
Dickstein joined PLZ as senior vice president commercial in 2019 upon PLZ’s acquisition of Liquid Technologies, where he formerly served as CEO. With a proven track record of fostering business growth and leadership, Dickstein has played an instrumental role in expanding PLZ Personal Care’s business over the last few years. PLZ’s full-service personal care network includes more than 1.2 million combined square feet of manufacturing space and 83 filling lines across seven locations for the production and distribution of a broad range of aerosol and liquid products.
Dickstein’s promotion follows several other organizational promotions and additions to accommodate PLZ Personal Care’s growth including:
- Brian Hayes promoted to senior vice president, Personal Care
- Chi Le promoted to senior R&D director, Personal Care
- John Samman hired as sales director, Personal Care
- Jennifer Noakes promoted to sales director, Personal Care
- Mikel Pruett named site leader of PLZ Personal Care Chino, CA facility
“I am pleased to begin my new role as president of PLZ Personal Care during such an exciting time in the division’s growth path,” said Steve Dickstein, president of PLZ Personal Care. “Since joining PLZ, we have expanded our capacity and capabilities in support of our mission to be the partner of choice for our customers. Despite the industry-wide supply challenges, we continue to demonstrate to our customers our commitment to better serve their needs through innovative products, high quality, and logistical and technical expertise. I am proud of our world class team and their commitment to enabling our customers to succeed.”
Before joining Liquid Technologies, Dickstein served as CEO/president of two other private equity-owned personal care businesses with a track record of EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization) growth and successful transactions, which followed 20 years of leadership roles across two multi-national consumer goods firms, Clorox and Mars, Inc.
For additional information on PLZ Personal Care, visit https://www.plzcorp.com/personal-care/.
About PLZ Corp
PLZ Corp is the North American leader in specialty aerosol and liquid product manufacturing. PLZ formulates, blends, fills and packages more than 2,500 branded and private-label products including personal care, industrial solvents, lubricants and degreasers, adhesives, sanitary supply disinfectants, insecticides, cleaners, polishes and air fresheners. The PLZ Personal Care division offers a full range of services to help brands design, manufacture and deliver a variety of personal care products including hair care, skin care, men’s grooming, multicultural hair care and over-the-counter offerings. For more information on PLZ, visit https://www.plzcorp.com/.