Westwood Labs, Award-Winning “Green” Contract Manufacturer of Beauty and OTC Topical Products, Appoints Paul Schirmer as President

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Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for its commitment to energy independence and recycling, solar powered Westwood Labs (http://www.westwoodlabs.com), a 70-year old FDA-licensed leader in product development and quality custom manufacturing, brings back former Executive VP Paul Schirmer and appoints him President. Former President and founder Tony de Vos, stays on as CEO.

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“We have a renewed purpose at Westwood Labs to elevate our level of service, quality, and range of capabilities. We have a terrific platform for growth across a multitude of categories.” – Paul Schirmer, President, Westwood Labs

Westwood Labs, award-winning “Green” contract manufacturer of beauty and OTC topical products, appoints Paul Schirmer as President.

Tony de Vos, founder of Westwood Laboratories, announced the appointment of Paul Schirmer as company president. Paul assumed the role on May 5, 2019, and will be focused on business development, seeking to leverage Westwood Labs’ manufacturing versatility in several personal care categories, including beauty care, over-the-counter topical drugs, topical medical device formulations and pet/animal care products.

Recognized as a socially conscious corporate citizen by local and federal authorities, this 70-year old FDA-licensed leader in product development and quality custom manufacturing is solar powered and has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for its commitment to energy independence and recycling efforts per its renovation and new construction.
Tony de Vos, vacating the president position (remaining as Chairman and CEO), is excited to have Paul back in action; “In his new role as President, Paul will be more focused than ever on business development and maintaining the financial health of the organization. His presence will also allow me to move into more of an advisory role as the company Chairman.”

Paul, who previously served as Westwood Labs’ Executive Vice President, left in 2018 to join Thibiant International as Vice President of Product & Business Development. When asked about his return he commented, “It is an honor to be reunited with this great team of industry professionals!” He further added, “We have a renewed purpose at Westwood Labs to elevate our level of service, quality, and range of capabilities. We have a terrific platform for growth across a multitude of categories, including beauty, personal care, over-the-counter remedies, and household products.”

As part of the leadership restructuring, Rick Verhines, who joined Westwood Labs as Executive Vice President last year, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Rick manages the operational departments at Westwood, including Manufacturing, Production, Quality Control, Shipping/Receiving, and Warehouse.

Westwood Labs looks forward to continued growth, particularly in the beauty sector, where its green manufacturing and packaging technologies offer current and emerging brands a leg up in eco-friendly, socially conscious and toxin-free products.

About Westwood Labs
Westwood Laboratories Inc., (http://www.westwoodlabs.com) located in the San Gabriel Valley, is a premier contract manufacturer and private label manufacturer of consumer and professional products in the categories of health and beauty, over-the-counter (OTC), pharmaceutical, therapeutic drug, medical device, household and personal care topical products.

Since its inception in 1948, Westwood Labs has been an FDA-licensed leader in product development and quality custom manufacturing. With over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing, laboratory, warehousing, and administrative space, Westwood is devoted to providing the most advanced cosmetic and drug formulations, while providing the highest-level research and development, laboratory capabilities, and customer service. Westwood Labs received “Best Green Company to Work for” and “Best Overall Company to Work For​ awards given by the Los Angeles News Group Winning Workplaces Poll (June 2014).

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