Ecolab announced that Alex Blanco has joined the company as executive vice president and chief supply chain officer. His responsibilities encompass overseeing company’s global supply chain operations, including Ecolab’s 98 manufacturing plants and more than 200 distribution and other supply chain facilities worldwide.

Previously, Blanco was at Proctor & Gamble Co. for 30 years, last as vice president of the product supply global beauty sector. In that role, he was responsible for strategy, planning, procurement, manufacturing, engineering, quality assurance and logistics.

Blanco earned a BSE in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 1982.