We are a diverse and passionate team of experts offering innovative solutions.
Nearly 15,000 employees around the world
25 manufacturing facilities
26 research and development centers and innovation hubs
Our executive team
Chief Executive Officer
Nicholas Whitley has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2013, having joined the company at a time when it was primarily focused on North American personal care. Under his leadership, the company undertook a first wave of successful acquisitions that expanded the company’s capabilities and geographic footprint in North America.
Mr. Whitley then developed and executed a plan to further expand the company’s capabilities across the beauty and personal care, and home care sectors, which saw the company complete seven additional acquisitions and integrations in fiscal year 2020. Before joining our company, Mr. Whitley was President of KIK Custom Products, a division of KIK Corporation, from 2007 to 2009, where he developed and implemented an integrated approach to customer management and manufacturing networks.
From 1999 to 2007, he held a number of senior executive positions at Cott Beverages, a public company focused on private label and contract beverage manufacturing for regional and national brands. He ended his time at Cott Beverages as Managing Director of Western Europe, in charge of three manufacturing sites in the United Kingdom and a network of third-party bottlers across Eastern and Western Europe.
Mr. Whitley holds a B.S. in general agriculture (with honours) from Aberdeen University.
President, Home Care
Roberto Schianchi has served as Chief Executive Officer of Zobele since November 2010 and as our President, Home Care, since the acquisition of Zobele in April 2020. During his tenure as CEO of Zobele, Mr. Schianchi has driven a twofold increase in Zobele’s sales and has been an active board member of several of Zobele’s subsidiaries.
Before joining Zobele, Mr. Schianchi was Executive Vice President of Global Sales at Groupe Sidel S.A., a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of machinery for the bottling and packaging of liquids, where he was responsible for global sales. During his tenure at Sidel, from 2004 to 2010, Mr. Schianchi also served as Managing Director and a board member of several of the group’s legal entities across China, the United States, Mexico, and Brazil.
Mr. Schianchi holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, along with several certifications from advanced management courses at various institutions.
President, Specialty Retail
Ian Kalinosky has served as our President, Specialty Retail since 2013. Mr. Kalinosky has more than 30 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies in the sectors of personal care, home care, portable power and IT.
Before joining kdc/one, Mr. Kalinosky was Product Supply Director for Procter & Gamble’s North America home care business from 2008 to 2013. In this role, he led end-to-end product supply for brands such as Swiffer, Febreze and Cascade, as well as the Go-To-Market team for the Dollar Channel. Prior to this, Mr. Kalinosky had been with Duracell Batteries for 16 years where he was the Vice President of Global Manufacturing, General Manager - Duracell (China) Ltd., and Director of Manufacturing Strategy.
Mr. Kalinosky currently serves as chair of the board of trustees for the New Albany (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce and previously served on the board of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, a non-profit organization providing operational excellence resources to small and midsize manufacturing companies.
Mr. Kalinosky holds a B.S. in business, management and economics from SUNY Empire State College.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Home Care
Sumita Banerjee has served as our Chief Human Resources Officer for Home Care, since 2021. Before joining the company, Ms. Banerjee was Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition for L’Oréal Americas, where she built and led this function for the US group since 2010 with a key focus on direct sourcing, actively seeking out top talents across a diversity of industries and backgrounds.
Ms. Banerjee’s journey with L'Oréal began in 2000 and includes experiences in new product Launch Management, Package Development and Business Development. Her prior experiences also include working as a Packaging Engineer at Bristol-Meyers Squibb Worldwide BeautyCare, as in Manufacturing Engineering at the Estée Lauder Companies and as a co-op at Colgate Palmolive.
Ms. Banerjee is a Packaging Engineering graduate from Rutgers University and also completed the Leadership Programs at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and INSEAD France.
Chief Legal Officer
Nicolas Beugnot is our Chief Legal Officer. Mr. Beugnot oversees the team that provides legal, risk and compliance advice and guidance on all facets of kdc/one’s business and operations worldwide. In his time at kdc/one, Mr. Beugnot has created and grown the first legal function at kdc/one. He has overseen the successful acquisition and integration of multiple businesses including the strategic acquisitions of HCT, Zobele, and Benchmark, while supporting our major organic growth initiatives and projects. Mr. Beugnot serves as Corporate Secretary to the kdc/one Board of Directors. He joined kdc/one in 2019.
Prior to joining kdc/one, Mr. Beugnot led the OEM division and managed corporate and legal affairs for a North American manufacturer of automotive components and was previously a partner in the corporate group at law firm Stikeman Elliott, with a practice focused on M&A, private equity, and restructuring. In total, Mr. Beugnot has more than two decades of experience across a number of industries and operating structures.
Mr. Beugnot holds law degrees in civil law and common law from McGill University in Montreal. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) degree from HEC in Montreal.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Beauty & Personal Care
Isabel Meunier has served as our Chief Human Resources Officer for Beauty & Personal Care since March, 2021. Ms. Meunier has an extensive 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Talent management working for several large multinational companies in the manufacturing, digital entertainment, and professional services industries.
Before joining kdc/one as a Senior Director for Human Resources, Ms. Meunier held the role of Human Resources Manager at CN (Canadian National Railway), where she led various fields of talent management including, talent acquisition, organizational development, performance management, succession planning, compensation management, systems implementation, and budget and headcount management.
Isabel is a graduate of the University of Quebec with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and a concentration in Human Resources.
Chief Strategy Officer
Brad Weinberg has served as Chief Strategy Officer at kdc/one since 2020. He is responsible for corporate development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and post-deal integration. Before joining the Company, Mr. Weinberg was Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at Centric Brands.
Mr. Weinberg spent a large portion of his career in investment banking holding positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as Managing Director at both UBS and PJ Solomon, where he focused on the consumer retail sector advising public and private companies on a broad range of M&A and capital markets transactions.
Mr. Weinberg has more than 20 years of M&A, strategy and corporate finance experience. He graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Business Administration.
Chief Financial Officer
Natalie Reed has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2022. Prior to joining kdc/one, Ms. Reed served as the CFO, Global Operations and Strategy, Digital Capabilities, Value Chain Transformation, North America Supply Chain.
Throughout her time at PepsiCo Ms. Reed built a strong professional portfolio of Finance experience throughout the group, including roles in Planning, Supply Chain, Marketing, Innovation, Strategy, and FP&A.
Notably, Ms. Reed served as the Chief of Staff to the Chairman/CEO for two years before transitioning to a series of executive-level roles overseeing global finance for R&D and Global Groups and several Global Transformation initiatives prior to her final role at PepsiCo.
In advance of her career at PepsiCo, Ms. Reed spent time at TwinStar Semiconductor, and gained auditing experience at Banc One and Price Waterhouse.
Ms. Reed has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and was a certified public accountant at one time.
President, Beauty & Personal Care
Joanne Harris joined kdc/one as the President of the Beauty & Personal Care business in March of 2022. In her previous roles, Ms. Harris served as the Chief Commercial Officer of Staples Inc., overseeing the entire business to business and digital portfolios for more than two years. Before that, she was the Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of Procter & Gamble’s North America business.
Ms. Harris spent a significant portion of her career at Procter & Gamble overseeing regions, categories, and customers, including the NA Feminine Care business, and also acting as SVP/ General Manager for the company’s business with Target. She gained significant global exposure as head of Market Strategy & Corporate/Category Business Planning for Procter & Gamble’s Beauty business for the SouthEast Asia region located in Singapore.
Ms. Harris is a Board Director at Ascential, a UK-based provider of specialist information, analytics, and e-commerce optimization platforms. She also serves on the board of UC Health, an integrated academic health system in Cincinnati, OH, where she’s a member of the Strategy, Compensation, and Audit Committees.
Joanne earned a BA in Communications with a minor in Business from Indiana University.
Our global infrastructure and integrated supply chain enable us to develop and deliver highly complex products while also maintaining the flexibility to respond to the needs of our customers as they arise.
kdc/one was founded.
The organization focused on beauty and personal care categories while expanding with the addition of multiple sites in the U.S.
Entered the prestige skincare and hair care market while increasing innovation capabilities and expanding to the West Coast.
Continued to invest in innovation and expanded into the Home Care market.