Cornelius, an independent European manufacturer and distributor of speciality chemicals, ingredients and raw materials for the Health & Nutrition, Personal Care and Performance Chemicals market sectors, has strengthened its Life Sciences team with a new sales appointment.

Tom Hitch has joined the team as Sales Manager and will report to the Group Head of Sales, playing a key role in helping to deliver growth plans for Cornelius’ Life Sciences business.

Mr Hitch has more than five years’ experience in speciality chemicals, having worked at Aston Chemicals Ltd as Sales Representative, Account Manager and more recently European Sales & Strategy Manager. Alongside, he also holds a master’s degree in Chemistry.

Commenting on the new appointment, André Schommer, Group Head of Sales at Cornelius, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tom to Cornelius. His experience at Aston Chemicals will be instrumental to the team and his knowledge from his Chemistry master’s degree will drive our Life Sciences business forward as we execute our growth strategy.”

The Life Sciences business is a division of Cornelius Group Plc supporting new product development in Personal Care, Health & Nutrition, and Performance Chemicals markets. Established for over 80 years, the company operates across the UK, Ireland, Poland and Russia – with sourcing offices in China and India.