Alan VanderMolen
Alan VanderMolen

Alan VanderMolen, former international president of WE Communications and vice chairman at Edelman, has joined SC Johnson as senior VP and chief communications officer, according to a company representative.

VanderMolen left WE early last year after spending three years at the firm, where he led its European and Asia-Pacific operations.

Before coming to WE, he was at Edelman, where over 13 years he held such positions as vice chairman, DJE Holdings and president, Asia Pacific.

He takes over from Kelly Semrau, who left the company in January to become chairman of the board at the World Environment Center.

In his new position, VanderMolen will oversee SC Johnson’s internal and external communications, reporting to CEO Fisk Johnson. He will be based in SC Johnson’s Racine, WI headquarters.

Founded in 1886, SC Johnson employs 13,000 people, and its stable of brands includes Glade, Windex and Pledge. The company brought in $10.5 billion in revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, according to Forbes.