a valuable brand leader, according to the company. This unique
role allows Perricone MD to take a streamlined approach to marketing and sales that will provide a consistent consumer experience across all channels and touchpoints.
A veteran in the beauty industry, Hanson brings a wealth of
more than 15 years of dynamic experience to the position having held executive roles at powerhouse brands including L’Oréal
Paris, Clarisonic, Sephora and Coty.
• Bell Flavors and Fragrances: promoted Ryan Polak to purchasing manager at Bell’s headquarters in Northbrook, IL; he will
be reporting to Thom Heinz, director of global procurement. In
his new role, Polak will manage the supply chain for Bell’s headquarters and negotiate major contractual agreements, while developing and implementing strategies to improve supply chain
efficiencies. He has been working at Bell for five years and has
been a key member of the purchasing department for the past
• Alastin Skincare, Inc.: appointed Bob Rhatigan to the company’s board of directors. According to the company, Rhatigan
has a proven track record of successful business leadership and
development of leading brands in the medical aesthetics arena.
He most recently served as president and chief operating officer at Alphaeon Corporation, a health care company focused
on the lifestyle medical space. Prior to this, he spent 17 years at
Allergan Inc., where he served as senior vice president, general
manager and chief executive of SkinMedica Inc. Prior to this role,
Rhatigan served as senior vice president of Allergan Inc.’s facial
• Herbalife: Chief Executive Officer Michael Johnson will step
down this year, according to recent reports. He will move to the
role of executive chairman in later 2017. Chief operating officer
Richard Goudis—who has been with the company for 15 years—
will replace him as CEO.
Last year, the company settled with the Federal Trade
Commission for $200 million, as previously reported in Happi.
The settlement was to compensate consumers who were deceived into believing they could earn substantial money selling
diet, nutritional supplement, and personal care products.
• Elemis: appointed Candice Burd to the role of senior vice president of USA marketing. She is the latest
executive to join the growing Elemis USA
team in a series of key brand hires to help
Elemis continue to build its presence within
the US market and work to service its existing partners, across the spa, retail and TV
Burd brings with her more than 15 years
of beauty experience and knowledge, pre-
viously working for Fresh, Philosophy and
Bobbi Brown. She will join the executive management team in
the US and will be responsible for developing all the US om-
ni-channel marketing, PR and USA brand rollout, including TV
Shopping. She will be based out of Elemis’ first US headquarters
in New York City, which recently opened in the Flatiron District.
• Acme-Hardesty Company: a division of Jacob Stern & Sons,
appointed Jeff Kenton as its new president. He will have overall responsibility for leading Acme-Hardesty’s senior leadership
team to achieve sustainable, profitable growth while strengthening the company’s strategic solutions approach to its key markets
Prior to joining Acme-Hardesty, Kenton was president of Brenntag Specialties, Incorporated. He previously held global leadership positions with Ashland Specialty
Ingredients and Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients.
Kenton began his career in the chemical industry at Hercules,
where he spent 15 years in various sales leadership roles.
• Alban Muller: welcomed Aristeo Sandoval to its Los Angeles
location. According to the company, he brings more than 14 years
of technical expertise in the cosmetic raw materials industry and
has contributed to the success of many other companies such as
AstraZeneca and Organon.
• Avon UK: appointed Jamie Wilson as executive vice president
and CFO, effective Jan. 1, 2017. He will be responsible for all
finance functions and will report directly to Avon’s CEO Sheri
Avon’s current CFO and Chief Operating Officer James Scully
will continue to serve as COO through 2017. Scully will continue to be responsible for the global supply chain and IT functions, as well as lead the project management office for Avon’s
Transformation Plan. Wilson will be based at the Avon Products
Prior to joining Avon, Wilson served as CFO of SABMiller, an
international brewing and beverage company headquartered in
London, from 2011 to 2015. He joined SABMiller in 2005 as director of strategic projects and held numerous roles over his 10
years at the company, including managing director in Russia as
well as managing director of Central Europe.
• Fractal Analytics: welcomed Andy Walter, former VP-global commercial services, Procter & Gamble, to the firm.
Over the course of his 26-year career at P&G, Walter has built up
expertise in the integration of emerging and core technologies,
supply chain management, sales and marketing and consumer
and business analytics. Walter also has more than 15 years of
experience working on boards and in board-level advisory roles.
He is currently on the board at Digimarc Corporation and
Virtualitics LLC and is a trustee and treasurer of the non-profit
Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. Prior to joining
P&G as an IT manager in 1990, he worked for Monsanto Co.•