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JAN 2019

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8 January 2019 | beautystorebusiness.com Industry News BURMAX APPOINTS DON KITTLESON NEW VP OF SALES The Burmax Company, a leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of professional beauty and spa supplies, has announced the appointment of Don Kittleson as its new vice president of sales for its dealer division. Kittleson replaces Jay Ohlrich, who is retiring. A well-known and respected figure in the professional beauty industry, Kittleson brings more than 20 years of experience to the role. Previously, he held national sales manager positions for several beauty manufacturers including American International, Nail Harmony (Gelish) and EZ Flow Nail Design. "Don's comprehensive knowledge of national and international markets, along with his hands-on experience and dynamic approach to sales, will help to drive new business and grow existing partnerships. We welcome him to the team and look forward to his leadership," said executive vice president Deborah Goldschmid. The Burmax Company has served the professional beauty industry for 70 years, catering to wholesale beauty supply distributors and beauty schools. Family-owned and operated, the company has expanded from a small office in New York City to a 128,000-square-foot modern facility in Holtsville, New York. Burmax offers more than 9,000 different items from the top brands in the industry. For more information, visit burmax.com. Don Kittleson PIERRE LAUBIES APPOINTED COTY'S NEW CEO In November, Coty announced CEO Camillo Pane's resignation and the appointment of Pierre Laubies to the role. "We are very grateful for Camillo's many contributions to Coty during his time as CEO," said Coty chairman Bart Becht. "His leadership was critically important during Coty's integration of the P&G Specialty Beauty Business. Following the transaction, Camillo greatly accelerated the growth of the luxury and professional businesses, built a much stronger management team and delivered on the synergy commitments associated with the transaction." Pane stepped down for familial reasons. Pierre Laubies immediately assumed the role as the new CEO of Coty. Previously, Laubies served as CEO of a leading beverage company Jacobs Douwe Egberts, where he gained financial and operational experience within the consumer industry. Additionally, in the hopes of new perspectives and a strengthened board of directors, the board has appointed Peter Harf to take over Bart Becht as chairman with Erhard Schoewel assuming the lead independent director role. Coty is a colossal force within the beauty industry, leading in fragrance, professional hair color and styling and color cosmetics. Its professional portfolio includes well-known brands such as Wella, Sebastian, Sassoon, Nioxin and OPI, to name a few. CoverGirl and Marc Jacobs are among its portfolio of well-known consumer brands. For more information, visit coty.com. Pierre Laubies From top left: courtesy of Burmax, Coty

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