manager of L’Oréal West Coast and moving
to California in 1982. She then returned to
New York in 1984 to pursue her sales career
on a national level.
In 1992, she became vice president,
sales of L’Oréal Cosmetics Division, which
included L’Oréal Paris and later, Maybelline,
where she played an important role in the
integration of this new acquisition into
the L’Oréal Group and its ascent to the number one position in
the US. In 2000 she was promoted to deputy general manager,
Maybelline New York/Garnier and in 2002, she became president
there. She continued to pursue its expansion before being made
president of L’Oréal Paris USA in 2008.
Ikdeep Singh will replace Fondu as general manager for
L’Oréal Paris USA. He has been the president of L’Oréal Canada’s
Consumer Products Division since July 2014. Before joining L’Oréal
in January 2014, Singh had a very successful career with P&G. He
started his career there in 2000 and held multiple commercial and
marketing roles. His last assignment before he joined L’Oréal was
the China general manager for all of P&G’s hair care brands where
he accelerated growth for the division.
•Stepan Company: reported that F. Quinn Stepan will retire from
the position of chairman effective Dec. 31, 2016. He has served as
chairman since 1984, and previously served as chief executive officer
of the company from November 1984 to December 2005.
The board of directors unanimously appointed F. Quinn Stepan,
Jr., the company’s president and CEO and a director, to succeed his
father as chairman effective upon his retirement. Stepan Sr. will continue to serve as a member of the board.
The company also announced that Edward J. Wehmer will serve
as lead independent director, effective upon Stepan’s retirement.
•Jamberry: named Elizabeth Thibaudeau as its new CEO.
Thibaudeau, most recently vice president, global marketing at Nu
Skin Enterprises, will succeed Adam Hepworth who will remain a
member of the company’s board of directors and a major shareholder.
For the past 20 years, Thibaudeau has served in roles of significant responsibility at Nu Skin Enterprises. Most recently she
was responsible for all brand and marketing functions.
•New Avon LLC: appointed Anjana Srivastava as the company’s president of health and wellness in the US. A direct selling
industry veteran and accomplished scientist, she reports directly
to Scott White, chief executive officer for New Avon LLC, and is a
member of the New Avon Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Avon, Srivastava spent nearly two decades in
leadership positions with multinational direct-selling companies
focused on health and nutrition. She served as the chief prod-
uct officer and head of the scientific advisory board at NeoLife
International, where she also held leadership positions of execu-
tive vice president for the North America market and executive
vice president of product, science and technology. Srivastava also
has previous experience working as senior director of global mar-
keting with Shaklee Corporation, where she played a key role
in driving growth, leading all activities related to new product
development, marketing and brand management of nutrition
products, according to Avon.
• Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors
Association (ICMAD): welcomed industry veteran Mary S. Ptak
as its new vice president and executive team member. After years
of serving ICMAD on the board of directors, Ptak will now serve
as the organization’s vice president, alongside president and
CEO Pamela Busiek.
A graduate of Purdue University in Industrial Engineering,
Ptak was first introduced to ICMAD in 2003, and has worked
closely with many ICMAD companies in the areas of logistics,
importing and exporting.
• Morre-Tec: appointed Alice Benson Tenny to lead US business development in the northeastern part of the country. She
will also be responsible for some of the company’s key cosmetics
and personal care accounts. Most recently, Tenny had been global
technology director at Honeywell International where she was
responsible for technical support and the development of additions to Honeywell’s product portfolio. Prior to that, she was
director of cosmetic chemicals at Sumitomo Corp. of America,
as well as previous technical positions at Biosil, Symrise, Lipo
Chemicals, BASF and Estée Lauder.
In 1998, Tenny was a recipient of a National Society of
Cosmetic Chemists Merit Award. She was granted a US patent
for her aerosol hair spray composition in 1992. She is a former
chairman of the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic
Chemists (NYSCC) and was the NYSCC Suppliers’Day chairman
in 1998, 1994 and 1991. Currently, she is an exhibition committee member of the International Federation Society of Cosmetic
•Peter Coppola: tapped Pirooz Sarshar as chief operating officer. From the moment he began working at
his mother’s salon as a young teen, he has
been a game-changer in professional beauty. Sarshar is best known for the US launch
of the Grooming Lounge. There, he created
a three-pronged approach, using stores, a
catalog and the Web, to change the way the
industry approaches men’s personal care.
Now, as chief operating officer for Peter
Coppola Beauty, he’s ready to revolutionize
the professional beauty industry once again by developing services, products and an education system that hair stylists will use to
achieve success by solving their clients’ modern wants and needs.
Sarshar’s book, “It’s Not Easy Being a Man,” is coming out
soon, as well. •