People on the move: Notable end-of-year industry employment shifts

By Cassandra Stern

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L’Oreal, OLAPLEX, and Personal Care Products Council are among the organizations that have announced recent and exciting hiring acquisitions in the last few months. © Gary Yeowell Getty Images
L’Oreal, OLAPLEX, and Personal Care Products Council are among the organizations that have announced recent and exciting hiring acquisitions in the last few months. © Gary Yeowell Getty Images

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As 2023 draws to a close, we revisit this recurring quarterly segment for updates on recent noteworthy employment movements within the cosmetics and personal care product industries - from board appointments to career changes.

New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) announces 2024 Executive Board

This month, the cosmetic industry association NYSCC shared its list of 2024 Executive Board members, who were inducted during the NYSCC Supports Education event on the first night of this year’s SCC Technical Symposium in NYC.

The 2024 NYSCC Executive Board members are Dr. Amber O. Evans, Chair; Stacey House, Advisor (Senior Vice President, Consumer Beauty, R&D, COTY Inc.); Alex Blakeman, Treasurer (Senior Director of Technologies, Superior Materials Inc.); Diane Dabkowski, Treasurer-Elect (Senior Manager of R&D Technical Services Organization, Avon (member of Natura & Co.)); Mythili Nori, Secretary (Senior Scientist, Performance & Claims, BASF Corporation); and John Carola, Chair-Elect (Business Development- Personal Care and Cosmetic Division, Katonah Chemical).

Beauty company OLAPLEX welcomes new CEO Amanda Baldwin in early 2024

In October of this year, OLAPLEX, best known for its multi-product hair repair and treatment system, shares that early next year, former Supergoop! CEO Amanda Baldwin will be joining the company as its newest CEO. Baldwin will replace former CEO JuE Wong, and current OLAPLEX Executive Chair John P. “JP” Bilbrey is serving as Interim CEO until then. 

Regarding the leadership transition, Baldwin shared in the company’s announcement​ that she sees “tremendous opportunity to help the brand and the business reach their full potential by further deepening engagement with stylists, retailers and consumers through breakthrough product innovation, sharp storytelling and a dynamic global omnichannel strategy​.” 

Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) appoints new CEO and President Thomas F. Myers

Effective January 2024, Thomas F. Myers, who serves beauty industry organization PCPC as its Executive Vice President for Legal & Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel, will replace current President Lezlee Westine, who has served since 2009. Myers has been with the organization since 2010, and in his current role, he specializes in legal and domestic regulatory issues for the cosmetics and personal care product industries. 

About the move, Myers shared in a press release that he is “honored to be selected as PCPC’s next leader and I am confident that, together with the Board and staff, we will continue to drive growth and innovation for the industry and the consumers who rely on our products every day​.”

L’Oreal appoints Fabrice Megarbane as newest Chief Global Growth Officer 

Following in the footsteps of Frédéric Roze, who has announced his retirement effective at the beginning of 2024 after 38 years with the company, Fabrice Megarbane will assume the role of Chief Global Growth Officer at L’Oreal. Megarbane has been with the company since 2000 and has previously worked as General Manager of L’Oreal Lebanon and General Manager of L’Oreal Germany. 

Most recently, Megarbane served as President of the company’s North Asia Zone, “achieving record market share in this highly competitive and complex market​,” according to the company’s press release detailing the announcement. In his new role, the release continued, he will “be in charge of accelerating growth, leading transformation projects and animating the Group’s Zones​.” 

Galaxy Group member TRI-K Industries names Rusmir Niksic as President and CEO

Effective in early October of this year, beauty and personal care product supplier TRI-K Industries welcomed Rusmir Niksic, former senior vice president of North America at CRODA, as its newest President and CEO. Niksic’s appointment follows a months-long CEO search process, and he brings over 25 years of industry experience to the role.

About the new opportunity, Niksic shared that “alongside the culture of excellence and innovation that already exists, I am energized by the opportunity to unleash the full potential and talent of the TRI-K team​” in a company press release.                                                                                                                 

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