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Serving the Western States

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June 30th, 2016

We are pleased to announce the addition of two Technical Sales Representatives to the Ross Organic sales team- Kandarpa McGinty and Heidi Elrahib. McGinty will serve customers in the Greater LA area with an emphasis in the San Fernando Valley as well as the Pacific Northwest territory which includes Oregon and Washington. Elrahib will cover accounts in the Greater LA area and San Diego.

KandarpaMcGinty 0336 smKandarpa McGinty has been working in the industry for eight years. After a stint in Quality Control at a manufacturing plant, she went to work for Levlad as a Cosmetic Chemist, focusing on facial care for private label clients. Following her two years in the lab, Kandarpa moved to Chemtec, where she was an Account Manager for three years. Kandarpa enjoys the technical aspect of selling and is excited to continue to work with customers on new product development. She has a B.S. in Chemistry from UC Riverside and a M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from University of Michigan. Kandarpa is a huge hockey fan, anticipating another Cup win for the Kings.

HeidiElRahib 0586 smHeidi Elrahib graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009 with a BS in Biopsychology. She’s held several positions around the industry including Stability Chemist at 220 Laboratories, Formulation Chemist at University Medical Pharmaceuticals, Chemist at McKenna Labs and most recently R&D Chemist at Dermalogica, where she worked for 3 years. She is an active member in the SCC and will be Treasurer for the California chapter in 2017. She has a passion for the technical side of the industry and is excited to utilize her background by helping customers with their ingredient and formula needs.


“The addition of both Kandarpa and Heidi is representative of our effort to improve service and coverage of our growing customer base. We believe it is critical that every customer, big or small, receives the technical support necessary to help grow their brands” said Darrell Zehner, Director of Sales.

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