George Rivera

George Rivera

Chief Executive Officer

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George Rivera

 

George Rivera

Chief Executive Officer

With 30+ years of experience in Pigment Science, Cosmetics and Skincare, I am the interim Chief Executive Officer of HK Kolmar USA.

Starting my career in the beauty industry developing and overseeing the manufacture of pigments and dyes for Hilton Davis, leading to the modernization of the color cosmetic shading process at Kolmar Laboratories through the development and implementation of Color Computer systems as a Quality Control and R&D tool. Later, joining Intercos America as the Director of Operations overseeing US R&D, Project Management and all Quality and Manufacturing related responsibilities in the US.

The following 15+ years were dedicated to L’Oréal USA, where I served as the Head of Open Development for the Americas in Skincare and Senior Scientific International Liaison. Here I managed all aspects of the R&D Product Development process across color and skincare categories while managing brand scientific communications in the Americas Zone for skincare.

Returning to contract manufacturing as an R&D Executive with a focus on Innovation, I have developed transformational textures and technologies in the color, skincare and hair care categories while rethinking the development process to streamline innovations to reduce concept to market product development timelines.

Studied Industrial Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico and Business Management at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Jason Hakjae Lee

Jason Hakjae Lee

Chief Financial Officer

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Jason Lee

 

Jason Lee

Chief Financial Officer

A global corporate finance professional with more than 20 years’ experience with start-up and multinational global organizations, I am responsible for all finance and administration of HK Kolmar USA.

I started my job career with Doosan Corporation. I managed the company and affiliates’ finance planning and analysis process in addition to corporate strategic planning for 11 years.

I have actively participated in various projects such as ERP, Balanced Scorecard, Project Management System, M&A and so on.

In 2011, I was transferred to Bobcat Company, affiliate of Doosan in US, and formed a new entity, DSIA, to provide shared services for Bobcat and other affiliates in NA region.

Eventually becoming CFO of DSIA, I established and stabilized corporate finance operation of FP&A, accounting, sourcing and sales in cross-cultural environment as well as implemented financial controls and corporate IT systems

In 2017, I Joined Kolmar Korea Inc., and was assigned as a role of HK Kolmar USA CFO in 2018.

I hold both a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and an MBA degree from Kyunghee University.

In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, skiing and traveling with my wife Shannon. We have visited more than 30 countries

Shawnna Giumento

Shawnna Giumento

Executive Director of Finance and Administration, Corporate Controller

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Shawnna Giumento

 

Shawnna Giumento

Executive Director of Finance and Administration, Corporate Controller

I graduated from the University of Scranton with a BS in Accounting and minor in History. I am a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania as well as a Chartered Global Management Accountant and IFRS Certificate holder. I am a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  I currently sit on the Lackawanna Industrial Fund Enterprises (LIFE) board.  I am very active in my community as a member of the Neighbors & Economy Committee of the Pine Brook Neighborhood Plan and a steward for Little Free Library.

I am an avid reader who enjoys time with my husband and corgis.

Anton Meindl

Anton Meindl

Executive Director of Sales

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Anton Meindl

Anton Meindl

Executive Director of Sales

I have 17 years, in Sales/Marketing of Cosmetic, Skincare, Fragrance, HBA packaging, formulation, and turnkey development. I also have extensive experience overcoming sales and operations challenges involved with launching a new product and growing a sales division, as well as hands-on knowledge of the Operations and Package Engineering functions.

In terms of international experience, I’ve managed accounts, including from Fortune 500 corporations, in North America, Asia, EMEA and Latin America. The past 17 years have given me vast manufacturing knowledge, specifically: plastic packaging, product development, formulation, turnkey project management, contract manufacturing, rigid injection molding, roto molding, injection blow molding, extrusion blow molding, blown film manufacturing, metal injection molding, and tool manufacturing.

Robert O'Leary

Robert O'Leary

Director of Operations

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Robert O'Leary

 

Robert O’Leary

Director of Operations

I’m a native of Northeastern PA have traveled the world extensively working for top US manufacturing facilities both in operations, supply chain, and product development areas.

I have a BS in Electrical Engineering from Wilkes University.  I have a MS in Engineering Management from Drexel University.  I am a Project Management Professional (PMP).  I have secured product patents in the durable medical device sector.

I am married with (2) grown daughters.  I enjoy the outdoors, especially summer activities that include hiking, golfing, and gardening.

Shaun Pasternak

Shaun Pasternak

Director of Supply Chain

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Shaun Pasternak

Shaun Pasternak

Director of Supply Chain

I am native to NEPA and have worked in the cosmetic contract manufacturing industry my entire professional career in various roles.  Specializing in Supply Chain functions including inventory, warehousing, and project management and values a very customer centric approach to ensure mutually beneficial partnerships.

Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors and am a golf and sports enthusiast.  I have additionally studied Classics and view myself as a cinephile.

Larry Delaney

Larry Delaney

Director of Quality

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Larry Delaney

 

Larry Delaney

Director of Quality

I was born in NE Pennsylvania and lived most of my life here. I’m a chemist by training. Most of my career was spent working in pervasively regulated industries enforced by FDA (foods, drugs, devices, cosmetics), EPA, DEA, AT&F in various Quality Management roles.

My interests include gardening and any warm weather activity, cars and software development. I have two children, both grown (son and daughter). One went into law and other medicine.

Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams

Director of Procurement

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Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams

Director of Procurement

A native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. I have valuable experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, finance, and procurement.  I am responsible for all procurement functions at HK Kolmar USA.

I also serve my community as a member of local finance and pastoral councils. A devoted parent, I enjoy spending my free time with my family.

Christina Godfrey

Christina Godfrey

Director of Planning

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Christina Godfrey

Christina Godfrey

Director of Planning

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics and I am currently working on a degree in Accounting. I have spent 20 years of my career overseeing the operations side of cosmetics and personal care manufacturing.

In my spare time I enjoy baking, traveling and spending time with family.

Mason Byers

Mason Byers

Manager of Human Resources

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Mason Byers

Mason Byers

Manager of Human Resources

I was born in Hartford CT. In 2008 My family and I moved to PA. I have been in Human Resources for 10 years and have enjoyed every moment of it. I began my career with HK Kolmar USA, September of 2013.

I enjoy playing golf, coaching varsity Lacrosse and Hockey for the Wyoming Area School District. My wife and I are parents to three children.

John Haggerty

John Haggerty

Director of Information Technology

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John Haggerty

John Haggerty

Director of Information Technology

Originally from Westfield NJ, I went to East Stroudsburg University to study Computer Science. After college I spent 14 years working for Intel Corporation in Parsippany NJ. My final role with Intel was as the Worldwide Lab Manager of the Intel Communications Group.

After that time, I spent several years working in the datacenter and managed service provider space before joining HK Kolmar USA. My son competes in football and track throwing events, so I very much enjoy watching that. In addition, I enjoy hiking and spending weekends at the NJ Shore when time allows.