Born in Rhineland-Palatinate in 1969, Dr Karas has been involved with the Franconian family-owned company since 1999 and was appointed to the Schwan Cosmetics executive board in 2009.
Dr Karas, who has a doctorate in chemistry from Heidelberg University, is looking forward to his new challenges: “I have got to know and value the company and the
cosmetics sector in various, in some cases international,
management positions. Schwan Cosmetics will continue to set innovation and customer-orientation benchmarks in this industry and further consolidate its excellent position in service and operations.”
Dr Karas is taking over the functions of Ms Herta Fischer who will remain a member of the executive board and concentrate on Human Resources and Systems until she retires in the middle of next year.
In addition to being responsible for the Cosmetics division, Dr. Karas has been appointed to the executive board of the Schwan-STABILO Group and,
together with Sebastian Schwanhäusser and Martin Reim, CFO, will be responsible for the management of the three divisions ‘writing instruments’, ‘cosmetics’ and ‘outdoor’.
“Dr Karas has been a member of the executive board of the Cosmetics division for many years and knows the issues and challenges facing the group,” said
Sebastian Schwanhäusser, CEO of Schwanhäusser lndustrie Holding GmbH & Co.KG.
Schwan-STABlLO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schwanhäusser lndustrie Holding GmbH & Co. KG and is based in Heroldsberg,
near Nuremberg. The group currently has 4,435 employees worldwide and had a turnover of €534m in the last fiscal year.
Further information can be found at:http://www.schwancosmetics.com/de/kontakt/hauptsitz/presse-medien/kontakt-presse.htm