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SEP 2014

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68 September 2014 | News ICMAD ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRMAN, BOARD MEMBERS Clarisonic co-founder Robb Akridge, Ph.D., is the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors new chairman of the board. ICMAD has also welcomed six new members to its board of directors. Akridge is a founder of Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, the maker of the Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System. A previous member of the ICMAD board of directors, Akridge is a prominent influencer in the beauty business with a decade of experience at the forefront of beauty innovation and development. The six new members of ICMAD's board of directors are: • Susan Goldsberry, president and CEO of Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories, where she works with top brands to provide cutting-edge research as well as specialized product development • Shawn Tavakoli, founder and CEO of Beauty Collection, a growing prestige beauty retailer • Terry Schatz, COO of leading professional skincare line Bioelements • Colleen Pierce, who possesses 35-plus years of sales-management experience with prestige beauty and advanced skincare brands • Ada Polla, co-creator of Swiss-based skincare line Alchimie Forever • Mary S. Ptak, trade show division manager at Masterpiece International J. WHITE REPRESENTS CORTEX INTERNATIONAL J. White & Associates has forged a new partnership with Cortex Interna- tional. "We are proud to partner with this preeminent manufacturer to advance its family of distinguished brands, including Cortex Professional, BE Professional and Cortisio, among others," says JWA president Jeff White. "My team is excited to leverage our relationships across multiple channels to take Cortex International to its ultimate level of success." Established in 2004, Cortex is a supplier of advanced and fashion- forward tools for both professional and home use. Tara O'Brien, director of sales and marketing for Cortex, adds, "J. White & Associates' team has the unique hand-in-glove approach to multiple markets that ideally marries with the various brands and strengths of Cortex. We have pioneered an exciting new vision in high-performance styling, and we are proud to be the choice of celebrity stylists and their clients alike. I feel strongly that Jeff, Kristel [White] and their team are the perfect partner in accomplishing our aggressive plans for growth across multiple channels." Quality you can rely on! Perfect for practicing hair coloring, perming and other chemical treatments. 100 % Human Hair Manikins Since 1948 800 645 5118 Call us today for a current catalog Visit us online at

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