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Merz North America names VP Merz Aesthetics unit, moves OTC under Aesthetics umbrella

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Merz North America on Monday named Jim Hartman VP of the Merz Aesthetics business unit, which includes Xeomin, Radiesse and Belotero Balance. 

Hartman was hired in June 2012 to lead the U.S. Dermatology Business Unit, which includes Naftin, Mederma and the recently launched Onmel. Prior to joining Merz, Hartman was VP global marketing and business development at Obagi Medical Products, a provider of topical skin care treatments. 

As part of the move, the U.S. OTC business that includes Mederma will continue to report into Hartman under the direction Jessica Wright, associate director of OTC franchise, and will move to the Aesthetics Business Unit. Wright joined Merz in June 2001 as associate brand manager. Throughout the 11 years that she has been with the company, she has held several roles within marketing, marketing communications and brand management for the company’s OTC franchise. Prior to Merz, Wright worked as a medical editor with Sandler & Recht Communications. 

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