Our Team

Christine Henisee

Christine Henisee

Chief Executive Officer

Christine Henisee joined Ranir as Chief Executive Officer in 2003, and led the implementation of a strategic growth plan directed toward the enhancement of the company's market position in North America and Europe.

Ms. Henisee specializes in strategy development, leadership through innovation, and the restructuring of business environments to achieve operational goals and continuous improvement.

Ms. Henisee has a demonstrated track record of profitable business growth at companies such as Scott Worldwide and Foamex International, Inc. and as a consultant to Johnson & Johnson and Irving Consumer Products.

 

Joseph Townshend

Joseph Townshend

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Administrative Officer

Joseph Townshend joined Ranir in 1990 as Chief Financial Officer. Today, Mr. Townshend is a member of the Ranir Global Leadership Team and is responsible for operations, administration and product development, in addition to finance and accounting.

Previously, Mr. Townshend worked in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and Plante & Moran, LLP as an audit manager.

Mr. Townshend received his Bachelor of Science & Business Administration in Accounting from Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has participated in various leadership programs, including the Chicago Executive Institute - The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mike Young

Mike Young

Senior Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing

Mike Young joined Ranir in 2003 as Vice President of Business Development. In his role, Mr. Young oversees leadership of the North American Sales and Trade Marketing team and is a member of the Global Leadership Team, which sets and oversees company-wide strategic planning and execution.

Mr. Young brings 30 years of domestic and international leadership in consumer packaged goods and health and beauty care to his position at Ranir. He has extensive knowledge of brand and store brand business, cultivated during his tenures with Johnson & Johnson and Weyerhaeuser/Paragon Trade Brands. Mr. Young received his Bachelor of Science in Finance at the University of North Alabama.

Greg McCormick

Greg McCormick

Sr. Vice President of Marketing & Business Development

Greg McCormick joined Ranir in 2013 as Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and is also a member of the Global Leadership Team.

Mr. McCormick brings over 25 years of consumer packaged goods experience across Sales and Marketing in multiple Personal Care, OTC, and Beauty categories. He specializes in strategy development and building high performing teams and has a demonstrated track record of driving profitable growth at such global companies as Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer and Coca-Cola.

Mr. McCormick earned his MBA from Georgetown University and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nebraska.

Stephen Thong, PhD

Stephen Thong, PhD

Vice President of Global Technology & Development

Stephen Thong joined Ranir in 2012 as Vice President - Global Technology & Development and is a member of Ranir's Global Leadership Team.

Dr. Thong's background includes over 20 years of international product development experience and possesses a strong background in powered toothbrushes, oral care, OTC, skin care and personal care products with the Gillette Company and most recently with the Church & Dwight Company.  His professional experiences include developing new technology platforms and creating effective teams.

Dr. Thong received his Ph.D and Master's degree in Chemistry from Northwestern University and a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University.

Gijsbert Dezaire

Gijsbert Dezaire

Executive Vice President, Ranir Global & Managing Director, Ranir Europe

Gijsbert Dezaire joined Ranir in 2011 as Executive Vice President of International Business at Ranir Global and Managing Director of Ranir Europe.

Mr. Dezaire's professional background includes more than 20 years of experience in global fast-moving consumer goods businesses. He developed solid experience at a strategic and operational level through his positions with large multinational branded companies, such as Unilever and Mars Inc., and with store brand companies, including American Safety Razor.

Mr. Dezaire holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Louvain and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Nijenrode University, the Netherlands.

Denise Phillips

Denise Phillips

Senior Director of Human Resources

Denise Phillips joined Ranir in 2009 as Senior Director of Human Resources. Ms. Phillips is also a member of the Global Leadership Team. She leads human resources for Ranir and focuses primarily on organizational effectiveness and talent development.

Ms. Phillips' background includes over 20 years of experience in consumer products with Kellogg Company and automotive parts manufacturer Denso, where she has held a variety of human resources positions.

Ms. Phillips received her Master's in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Michael Bregenzer

Michael Bregenzer

General Counsel

Michael Bregenzer joined Ranir in 2012 as its first General Counsel. Mr. Bregenzer is a member of Ranir's Global Leadership Team and acts as the principal legal advisor to Ranir. He also oversees all legal and regulatory matters. In 2013 Mr. Bregenzer added oversight of Quality to his role.

Prior to joining Ranir, Mr. Bregenzer was a partner at two of the world's largest law firms, with a practice focusing on intellectual property issues and complex litigation.

Mr. Bregenzer received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.