May 4, 2018  Stamford, CT

An Introduction to Ingenuity

Henkel touts innovations as Congressman Jim Himes visits Stamford Consumer Goods Headquarters

Congressman Jim Himes, who represents Connecticut's Fourth District, visited the North American Consumer Goods Headquarters of Henkel.

Congressman Jim Himes, who represents Connecticut's Fourth District, visited the North American Consumer Goods Headquarters of Henkel on Monday, to observe the innovation and ingenuity the company has brought to Fairfield County following its move from Scottsdale, Ariz. last year. The company employs over 550 people at its locations in Stamford and Trumbull, both of which are in Congressman Himes' district.

"We are pleased to showcase our new Stamford facility to Congressman Himes," said Stephan Fuesti-Molnar, President of Henkel Consumer Goods in North America. "Henkel prides itself on its commitments to innovation, growth, sustainability, and our people, and we welcome the opportunity to share these commitments with members of our community."

As part of Congressman Himes' introduction to Henkel, he met with members of Henkel North America's leadership team to discuss key business topics but also to gain an understanding of the company's position in the Consumer Goods marketplace in North America. He also participated in a tour of the company's state-of-the-art Research and Development labs, which include a consumer testing facility which recruits area residents to participate in paid product research studies.  

Recent Henkel innovations showcased during the R&D tour included the Dial brand's recent introduction of its 2 in 1 antibacterial and moisturizing soaps, available in both bar and liquid foaming hand soap forms, designed to moisturize skin while providing antibacterial benefits. Also highlighted was the company's new Right Guard Best Dressed Collection antiperspirant and deodorant line. The Best Dressed Collection protects clothes from yellow staining and white marks, and the antiperspirant innovation offers extra sweat protection.

"To become an industry leader in today's market requires a combination of innovation and investment," said Himes. "And that's what we're seeing right here at Henkel in Stamford. The products that are making their way into homes across the country are being conceived and developed here in our own community, which translates into strength and growth for our families, schools and state. It's a Connecticut success story."

Connecticut's District Four Congressman, Jim Himes (center), with (from left) Jenny Schiavone, VP Corporate Communications NA; Gretchen Crist, SVP Human Resources NA, Stephan Fuesti-Molnar, Regional Head Laundry & Home Care NA and President, Henkel Consumer Goods NA; and Marcy Tenaglia, SVP Legal NA.

Congressman Jim Himes, (second from left), pictured with (from left) Martina Spinatsch, VP R&D NA; Bernard Hill, Senior Manager, R&D NA; Jisook Baek, Director of Product Development, R&D NA; and Brian Heindl, Director of Public Affairs/Government Relations.

Congressman Jim Himes (second from left) of Connecticut's Fourth District with (from left) Eleanor Harding, Principal Scientist; Martina Spinatsch, VP R&D NA; Brian Heindl, Director of Public Affairs/Government Relations; and Michael Mathiesen, Manager R&D NA.