Enhancing beauty. Enhancing business.

That’s what we do as a global organization that draws on diversity, inclusion, and partnership to stay a step ahead of market change and lead with innovation and ideas.

As partners, we create new value, and contribute broadly to a holistic ethos where good-for-business and good-for-society are intricately intertwined to form a more beautiful world.

Together, with our clients, we discover new business models and solutions. Again and again.

Meet the Team Making Our Mission Possible

Joy Atkinson
President & CEO
Bill Lamprecht
VP of Sales
Carla Danca
VP of Global Prestige Accounts
Mehul Shah
Chief Financial Officer
Hee Jeong Son
VP of Supply Innovation
Lori Katz
VP of Supply Chain/Operations
Stephen Doherty
Director, Information Technology

Joy Atkinson

President & CEO

With expertise and great success in organizational development and turn-around strategies, Joy maximizes her life and work experiences leading Presperse Incorporated as the President & CEO. Joy’s experience working with international companies and her willingness to challenge the status quo throughout her career have given her the knowledge and successful track record she needs to succeed. Joy is responsible for the company’s overall vision and strategy, financial objectives and thought leadership in maximizing Presperse’s position as a trusted supplier. Under Joy’s leadership, the company became certified as a Great Place To Work®, while delivering record sales and profits. Joy is a strategically focused, results-oriented leader with a proven track record.

Joy is a Board Member of Cosmetic Executive Women, a for profit organization with over 7,000 members in the Beauty and Personal Care industries. She supports the growth of young female leaders as a member of the Leadership Council for High Point University’s Elizabeth Miller Strickland Women’s Leadership Council. As an advocate for Health & Wellness, Joy is an Ambassador for the Global Wellness Institute.

Joy appreciates the need to always give back through her sponsorship and support in many US-based initiatives to encourage the education of young Americans in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in the United States. Joy holds a certification in Design Thinking from the MIT Sloan College of Business and a certificate in Negotiation from Harvard School of Business.

Bill Lamprecht

VP of Sales

Bill Lamprecht, Vice President of Sales, has close to 30 years of commercial experience in the personal care industry. He is responsible for all aspects of sales, commercial, and people development for the Presperse organization and for driving profits of premium specialty ingredients with visionary expertise to the world’s best beauty brands.

Bill started his career as a formulations chemist at Revlon and Sr Chemist / Manager at L’Oreal before moving to ingredient sales where he spent the last 23 years with Croda and Innospec. Through this time, he held various key roles as Global Account Manager, Sr Engagement Manager of Global Accounts, Site Commercial Lead, Sales Director and now Vice President of Sales at Presperse.

Bill has received his Bachelor of Science degree from William Paterson University and Masters degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Bill’s favorite things are spending time with his family, the beach, cornhole, golf, BBQing, brewing beer and watching football.

Carla Danca

VP of Global Prestige Accounts

Carla has been passionate about the cosmetic and personal care industry since she was a child, when she would wake up early for school to custom blend her own makeup to find the perfect product. Since then, she has never stopped pursuing excellence and innovation in beauty and personal care product development. From working in the lab to account management of prestige beauty brands, Carla is driven by the challenge of bringing new products to life.

Carla puts her customers first and works with them to achieve growth and innovation. She collaborates with her customers by listening to their feedback, working with them to achieve their goals, and building trust and partnership with them. She has demonstrated her leadership and performance by guiding cross functional global teams to record results. She values her long-term relationships with her customers.

Carla has a deep understanding of the prestige beauty market and knows how to meet the diverse and complex needs of multinational corporations. Carla is committed to serving her customers around the world in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Carla holds a BS in Chemistry and a Masters in Cosmetic Science.

She enjoys keeping herself up to date on the latest brand market developments and consumer preferences by engaging with social media and travelling to new destinations to discover new products from around the world.

Mehul Shah

Chief Financial Officer

Mehul Shah, Chief Financial Officer, oversees Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology functions. Mehul brings 20+ years of cross-functional experience across various industries and which helps him drive economic value for Presperse.

While being a career financial leader, Mehul prides himself as being a solid business executive first. Mehul’s strengths include the development of new business processes to create efficiencies within the cross functional framework including Sales, Operations, Marketing and R&D. This collaboration provides him with a unique perspective and places him at epicenter of strategic decision making. Business partnering, driving cost reductions, and improving profitability is Mr. Shah’s passion.

Mehul believes in delegation through trust philosophy. This enables employees to move up the value chain, taking on more challenging and meaningful tasks. Growth of his staff is important to Mehul in his leadership role at Presperse.

Mehul holds an MBA in Finance, master’s in industrial engineering and a bachelor’s in production engineering.

Mehul enjoys kayaking in his spare time and enjoys reading about macroeconomics and monetary policy.

Hee Jeong Son

VP of Supply Innovation

Hee Jeong Son, Vice President of Supply Innovation, has more than 20 years of Marketing, Sales, and Product Innovation experience in the beauty industry. She is responsible for strategically guiding the Product Management, Regulatory, and Research & Discovery teams in sourcing and creating innovative, sustainable, high-performing ingredients for our customers to use in formulations to transform the beauty industry.

Prior to Presperse, she served in Sr. Leadership positions leading contract manufacturing and supplier companies including Symrise to accelerated growth. Ms. Son leveraged raw material expertise to collaborate with Indie and Multi-National Brands to create and launch enviable skincare and personal care products.

Hee Jeong’s compassion and passion for the beauty industry results in successful and collaborative partnerships both internally and externally.

Hee Jeong received her Behavior Science degree and Executive Marketing degree from The University of Chicago. She enjoys being a swim parent to her two sons and being involved in the cosmetic industry by mentoring the next generation of beauty enthusiasts!

Lori Katz

VP of Supply Chain/Operations

Lori Katz is Vice President, Supply Chain/Operations. In this role, she oversees Presperse Supply Chain operations, including planning, quality assurance, logistics and customer service. Lori brings 20+ years of experience in the personal care industry with the last 15 years in Supply Chain. Lori motivates and leads our Supply Chain and Operations teams, while collaborating with business partners, suppliers, customers, and third parties to drive value through improvements in productivity and service.

Lori has received her degree in History and Sociology from Thomas Edison State College. While not working, Mrs. Katz enjoy spending time with her family, friends, and her dogs. She loves to read and garden.

Stephen Doherty

Director, Information Technology

Stephen Doherty, Director of Information Technology, has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Technology space with 15+ of those in the personal care industry. In his role, Stephen manages the development of business applications, creating and improving business processes and procedures, customizing ERP and CRM systems, integrating systems, and key IT projects, and maintaining and installing internal systems and equipment.

Stephen holds a degree in Computer Science/Information Technology and is a top Business Central 365/NAV developer and is proficient in many other programming languages. He is also skilled in virtualization and cloud computing.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys playing ice hockey, watching football, spending time with his family, and figuring out how things work.

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