Innophos names SVP and chief HR officer

Innophos Holdings Inc., the Cranbury-based producer of specialty ingredient solutions, has added a new chief human resources officer, it announced recently.

In his new role as senior vice president and chief HR officer, Robert Sklans, who had been chief HR officer with Elementis, will drive the company’s HR strategy and serve as a member of the executive leadership council. He will report to Kim Ann Mink, Innophos’ chairman, CEO and president.

“We are very pleased, and fortunate, to welcome Rob to the Innophos team,” Mink said in a prepared statement. “Bringing in an executive of Rob’s caliber ideally aligns with our Vision 2022 strategic goals and demonstrates our continued commitment to excellence. With his proven leadership and drive for innovative practices and high standards, I am confident he will build on our talented and diverse global workforce and bring a unique perspective to our growing organization.”

Sklans has more than 20 years of experience in the health care, medical device, consumer product, specialty chemical and technology industries, Innophos said. In addition to Elementis, he has also worked for companies including Royal DSM, Evonik Industries and Johnson & Johnson.

“It is a privilege to be joining Innophos at such an exciting time, and to partake in shaping the future of an organization where people are so highly respected and deemed such an important part of its success,” he said in a statement. “I look forward to helping advance the company, and its employees, through its accelerated growth and transformational journey.”

Innophos also announced two vice presidents’ appointments this week.

Nicolas Meyrial was named vice president, commercial — nutrition, reporting to Mink. He joined the company from LV Lomas, where he was director of the Home and Personal Care business unit.

Eugenia Erlij was named vice president, marketing, reporting to Sherry Duff, chief marketing and technology officer. She joined the company from Venn Growth Collective, a consulting firm she co-founded.