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DEC 2018

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6 December 2018 | beautystorebusiness.com SHERYL BANNISTER JOINS THE KIRSCHNER GROUP Manufacturer rep firm The Kirschner Group (TKG) has announced the addition of Sheryl Bannister to its domestic team as sales representative for the western territory. Bannister brings a unique range of beauty industry experience to the role, which will inform her work. She first entered the beauty industry after completing her cosmetology training at Idaho State University in 1987. Upon graduation, Bannister worked in a full-service salon until she eventually opened her own salon business. During the same time, she became an educator for Scruples Hair Care and Elegant Glass Nails, where she was promoted to vice president of opera- tions. Before joining The Kirschner Group, Bannister ran the Inspire Hairstyling Book Division at Creative Age Publications, and was the managing director for Inspire Hairstyling Books from 2005 to 2016. "Sheryl brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization. We are thrilled to have her join our team!" said Paolo Rezzara, vice president of The Kirschner Group. TKG represents manufacturers in the professional hair, skin and nail industry throughout the world. Industry News From top: left courtesy of CPNA, The Kirschner Group LIZA RAPAY SUCCEEDS DANIELA CIOCAN AS MARKETING DIRECTOR FOR CPNA BolognaFiere Cosmopro has recently announced a change in the marketing director position or Cosmopro North America (CPNA), the country's biggest B2B beauty event. Longtime marketing director Daniela Ciocan has oicially stepped down to pursue other interests in the beauty world, while Liza Rapay, ormerly the North American marketing director or Clinique, is CPNA's new marketing director. Additionally, CPNA's oice has moved rom Las Vegas to New York City, where all North America marketing operations and unctions will be reported. Daniela Ciocan has served as CPNA's marketing director or 12 highly successul years. During her tenure, CPNA more than doubled in attendee participation and attracted national retailers such as Kohl's, Barneys New York, Macy's and Nordstrom, to name a ew, that attend the show to discover new beauty trends and products. Among her achievements, Ciocan developed a number o product showcases including Discover Beauty, Tones o Beauty and Discover Green. She also aimed to assist companies in marketing their products through exhibitions such as the Beauty Pitch Angels. Ciocan has been personally recognized with numerous industry accolades or her work. Under her marketing leadership, CPNA has been recognized as one o the "Fastest-Growing Shows" rom Trade Show News Network or ive consecutive years and the recipient o additional show awards. "It has been an honor to serve Cosmopro North America. I am proud o my contributions to the success o the show over the years and I plan to continue to support the beauty industry in my new endeavors, including serving as a producer on the new reality beauty competition 'The Look: All Stars' on CW and several other TV projects to be announced," Ciocan said. Leaving on a high note, BolognaFiere Cosmopro expressed its appreciation or Ciocan's work and wished her well in her proessional pursuits. Ciocan will continue to serve on the boards o Cosmetic Executive Women and Independent Cosmetic Manuacturers and Distributors. Assuming the role o marketing director immediately, Liza Rapay reports directly to Enrico Zannini, general manger o BolognaFiere Cosmopro and director o Cosmopro Worldwide. Rapay most recently served as marketing director, North America, or Clinique (a property o The Estée Lauder Companies), where she worked in a number o roles or 13 years gaining in-depth knowledge o the prestige beauty market. She completed the graduate program by scholarship at the Fashion Institute o Technology, specializing in cosmetics and ragrance marketing and management. There, she led industry proessionals in global research on the uture o mass retail. Rapay began her career in publishing, working at Ballantine Books or nearly a decade. "I am honored to be a part o this organization. I am excited at the opportunity to work with all beauty companies–rom start-ups to established brands. This is an amazing platorm to connect people in the industry. With the market always evolving, I believe that strong relationships will always be one o the constants necessary to succeed in this business," Rapay said. Chairman o BolognaFiere SpA, Gianpiero Calzolari, said, "I am delighted to appoint Liza Rapay to head up CPNA. She brings 13 years o prestige beauty experience and a true passion or the beauty industry. We look orward to collaborating with Ms. Rapay as we continue to grow our reputation as the leading B2B beauty trade show." Liza Rapay Sheryl Bannister AARON ALT APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY Aaron Alt, who is currently serving as CFO, will assume the added role o president while maintaining his inance and supply chain responsibilities at Sally Beauty Holdings. Alt replaces Carrie McDermott, who served as president since 2017. McDermott resigned to accept a leadership role at another company. Alt joined Sally Beauty in May as chie inancial oicer and chie admin- istrative oicer. Previously, he served as CEO o Target Canada ater holding Target's senior vice president o operations role. Prior to joining Target, Alt held a variety o leadership positions at Hillshire Brands. Additionally, Heather Plutino has been appointed group VP o inance and treasurer o Sally Beauty Holdings, where she will handle inancial planning and analysis, treasury and risk management unctions. Prior to joining Sally Beauty, Plutino served as VP and treasurer o Ascena Retail Group. Earlier in her career, Plutino held a variety o inance and treasury roles at Charming Shoppes and Target Corporation.

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