Mr. Wieland joined Diversey as CEO in January of 2020. In previous years Phil joined Diversey to serve as our CFO and also worked for Bain Capital Private Equity, and was the Group Chief Financial Officer (and for two years UK Chief Executive Officer) of Brakes Group. Before joining Brakes he spent five years as Group Chief Financial Officer of General Healthcare Group, the UK's largest private hospital group. Prior to this, Mr. Wieland spent eight years at BSkyB where he held a range of senior finance positions including Group Financial Controller, Head of Supply Chain Finance and Head of Sky Sports Finance. He started his career and qualified as a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Wieland received a First Class degree in Maths from the University of Leeds.
Mark Copeland has served as chief innovation and marketing officer since November 2018. In this role, he leads global marketing, strategy, M&A, and R&D organizations for the company.
Previously, Mark served as chief marketing office and SVP, product innovation for Restaurant Technologies where he led his team of marketing, commercial, engineering, technical, and training experts to not only build a new integrated marketing strategy, but also re-brand the company, overhaul its value proposition, and drive the launch of AutoMist, a disruptive automated restaurant hood cleaning system. Prior to that role, he was VP of marketing for the Hospitality, Healthcare, and Commercial (HHC) business segments of Ecolab’s North American institutional business, where he developed a new sales and service model for distributors, field sales, and corporate accounts, and launched 11 new products and service platforms. Earlier in his career, Mark spent 17 years at SC Johnson where he managed well-known brands such as Windex, Glade, and Raid across many geographies.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Michael Del Priore has served as chief information officer since October 2017. In this role, he leads Diversey’s global Information Technology function in executing the IT roadmap and developing a best-in-class IT team.
Prior to joining Diversey, Michael served as SVP and CIO of Catalent Pharma Solutions where he led the development of a new global IT strategy and launched a series of initiatives to digitize processes to enable speed, efficiency, and growth. Prior to that role, Michael served as VP, Global CIO for Church & Dwight where he led the development of a new IT strategy that transformed the organization and how it leverages technology. Earlier in his career, Michael held a number of IT leadership roles at Roche Pharma and Philip Morris (Altria) after launching his career as a consultant at Andersen.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems from the University at Albany SUNY, and a Master of Business Administration in corporate finance from Pace University.
Michael Del Priore
Suzanne Thompson has served as chief technology officer, including regulatory, since 2015.
Over her 30 years of experience, Suzanne has served as an R&D leader in the cleaning and hygiene business and has a proven track record of setting a strategy and vision, building a high-performing organization and delivering growth through a robust innovation pipeline. Prior to joining Diversey, Suzanne worked for The Clorox Company where she led the company’s adjacency strategy, global technology, and open innovation teams. Her worked resulted in Clorox’s purchase of Renew Life in 2016 and numerous innovation awards including Outstanding Corporate Innovator from Product Development Management Association (PDMA).
Suzanne holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from University of California at Berkeley.
Suzanne is a member of the PDMA board of directors.
Todd Herndon joined Diversey as chief financial officer in November of 2019.
Lex Tiedemann has served as chief supply chain officer since September 2017. In this role, Lex is responsible for global procurement, manufacturing, planning, logistics, and customer service.
Over his 34 years of experience, Lex has held a number of progressive leadership positions in supply chain, operations, purchasing, portfolio complexity reduction, manufacturing, customer care, and technical customer service. Prior his current role, he served as VP, supply chain EMEA for Sealed Air Corporation.
Lex holds a master’s degree, cum laude, in applied physics, from Delft University of Technology.
Annette has close to 20 years of experience in HR within big international corporations. She has held Specialist, Generalist and Business Partner roles with increasing responsibilities in local, regional and global capacities and so developing an ability to navigate and lead Holistic People strategies in complex global matrix organizations. Currently she heads up the HR function for Diversey. Diversey is a global organization within the Bain Capital group (Private Equity), which is starting a exciting yet challenging journey to become a stand alone company.
Before joining Diversey, Annette worked as HR VP for Mars Incorporated, one of the world biggest family owned corporations. As HR lead for the Food division within Mars she worked closely with the Commercial and Manufacturing Regional Leadership teams to turn around business results in the region. She also lead the HR transformation across all Mars Divisions in EMEA, where she implemented a simplified HR operating model by establishing COE's, creating shared services for all HR operations & processes in EMEA and creating unique HR Business Partner roles. Annette is value and purpose driven, wants to simplify businesses to to free up the organization to focus on value creation and tries to look for a learning moment in everything she experiences. Life long learning is something to strive for and one of her biggest learnings transitioning from Mars to Diversey is to never underestimate the power of engagement: How can we start engaging our customers if we cannot engage our own employees and when they are not able to bring their best self to work everyday?
Annette has a track record in talent development, change management and leadership development, coaching her peers in the other functions. Annette has worked and lived in several countries in Europe and recently relocated back to the Netherlands together with her husband Nick, her three children Niels, Thom and Anna and her dog and cat.
Julia joined Diversey as a Chief Procurement Officer in October 2019. In this role she leads global procurement team and is based in Charlotte, NC.
With over 20 years of experience in world leading international companies and management consulting, Julia is responsible for setting and executing a vision and strategic direction for procurement function, collaborating with R&D and the commercialization organizations to design and deploy a value analysis/value engineering (VAVE) process that enables long-term agility in the marketplace.
As a procurement functional lead, Julia is working closely with Finance teams to bridge Procurement savings to the P&L and deploy sophisticated cost-to-price methodology and tools to optimize pricing. As well as working with internal business partners to create and drive standardization and simplification initiatives that improve service, costs, and provides a competitive advantage.
Previously Julia served as a Senior Director of Global PET Resin Packaging at PepsiCo, Global HQ in New York. She led development of cost advantaged PET Resin packaging supply strategy to maximize the leverage of PepsiCo, being one of world’s largest buyers. She was responsible for design and execution of commodity price cover strategies for traded and non-traded commodities, minimizing oil and energy market volatility impact on PepsiCo’s P&L. On growing demand of recycled PET (rPET) content in plastic packaging, development of the sourcing strategy to support PepsiCo's Plastics agenda. During her career at PepsiCo, Julia led Sweeteners and MRO COEs and implementation of several global initiatives in Agro Commodity space.
Julia also has a global management consulting experience with A.T.Kearney, where Julia led various sourcing initiatives across the CPG and Health Care industry.
Mike Chapman has served as general counsel for Diversey since September 2017. In this role, he leads the global legal and internal audit departments.
Previously, Mike served as VP, regional general counsel EMEA for Sealed Air Corporation. Prior to that role, he served as UK and Ireland legal counsel for Solvay S.A., a Belgian multi-national chemicals company. In this role he was responsible for all legal and environmental affairs, and served on the UK Group management board. Earlier in his career, Mike worked for the UK multi-national chemicals company Laporte PLC, where he served as legal counsel responsible for the global legal affairs of the joint venture between Interox hydrogen peroxide and Solvay S.A.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in law from the University of Nottingham, UK.
Mike was one of the founding board members of the UK Commerce and Industry Association Central Region, bringing professional updates and training to in-house legal professionals.
Ruud Verheul has served as global president, Food & Beverage division since October 2018. In this role, he leads the food & beverage market sector organizations in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, as well as global strategic accounts, global knowledge-based services, and project engineering for the company. Diversey food & beverage market sectors include food processing, dairy, pharmaceutical, beverage, brewing, and agriculture.
Ruud joined Diversey in 1986 and has held a variety of professional and F&B roles in research, development, innovation, portfolio management and marketing. Prior to his current role, Ruud served as global VP of F&B. Earlier in his career, his roles included VP, food care hygiene solutions EMEA; VP, F&B Europe; and beverage and dairy sector director Europe.
Ruud holds a master’s degree in physical and colloid chemistry from the University of Utrecht and in chemical technology from the University of Amsterdam.
Gaetano Redaelli has served as global president, Professional division since October 2018. In this role, he leads professional market sector organizations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, China, and Latin America, as well as global strategic accounts, commercial excellence, and global consumer brands and e-commerce for the company. Diversey professional market sectors include hospitality, health care, building service, retail, and food service.
Gaeatano joined Diversey in 1988 and has held a variety of roles in regional and global roles in sales, marketing, corporate account management, strategic planning, and performance management, mainly in the food and beverage market. Prior to his current role, Gaetano served as president of Europe for Diversey. Earlier in his career, he led Diversey’s food and beverage business in EMEA, as well as global corporate accounts. He has also led global marketing, strategic planning and business operations, and served as managing director for Diversey’s businesses in Italy and UK & Ireland.
Gaetano holds a master’s degree in marketing from Cranfield University and a doctorate in food science from Università degli Studi di Milano.
Paul Budsworth has served as president, North America since 2015. In this role he leads a sales and marketing team of over 600 employees.
Paul is a 28-year veteran of Diversey and has held several progressive leadership roles across a number of global regions, including Middle East, Europe and Asia. His career has predominantly been in sales, marketing, and innovation. Previous roles in Diversey include Global Innovation Leader, General Manager UK/Ireland, VP Food Service and Retail Europe, and VP Sealed Air South East Asia.
Paul, a British national, earned a Bachelor of Science in pure mathematics from Manchester University in the UK.
Paul is a board member of Virox Technologies Inc., a Canadian company dedicated to engineering revolutionary disinfectants for the war against microbes.
Somer Gundogdu has served as president, EMEA since October 2018. In this role, he leads professional market sector organizations across Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Over his more than 25 years of experience, Somer has held a variety of roles in R&D, supply chain, marketing, corporate account management, and general management. Prior to his current role, Somer was president of Middle East and Africa for Diversey. During his 15 years with Diversey, his roles included sales, marketing, corporate account management, and general management. Earlier in his career, Somer worked for Unilever covering a range of responsibilities including sales, marketing, supply chain, and R&D for B2C and B2B markets.
Somer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Tech.
Jorge Hileman has served as president, Latin America since 2013, where he leads professional market sector organizations across the region.
Jorge joined Johnson Wax in 1997 where he served in key financial roles including regional finance director for LATAM, and led several regional projects including the business integration of JohnsonDiversey. Later, he led the redesign of Diversey Care’s business and organizational models after the acquisition by Sealed Air. Prior to joining Johnson Wax, Jorge held finance and strategic planning positions at several global companies including Cargill and Anderson Consulting.
Jorge holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Universidad Catolica Argentina and a master’s in business administration from the Instituto de desarrollo Empresarial Argentino.
Himanshu Jain serves as president, APAC since October 2018. In this role, he leads professional market sector organizations across Asia Pacific and China.
Himanshu is a 15-year veteran of Diversey and has held several progressive leadership roles. He joined JohnsonDiversey India in 2003 to lead the food hygiene business. His accomplishments include leading the Philippines operations to become most profitable in the region in 2007. Himanshu also led the post-merger business integration for India when Diversey was acquired by Sealed Air. Prior to joining Diversey, Himanshu worked with ExxonMobil and Unilever India.
Himanshu holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from HBTI, Kanpur and a master’s degree in process design from IIT Delhi, India.
Himanshu is a board member of the Indian Council for Competitiveness and Management Council for Enactus, a global non-profit organization engaged in promoting social entrepreneurship amongst young adults.