IRVINE, Calif. University Medical Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer of skin and beauty care products, has tapped former Maybelline-Garnier executive Tom Roche to serve as its new SVP of global sales and marketing.
In his new role, Roche will oversee the company's worldwide sales and marketing programs, reporting to Raymond Francis, president and CEO. Roche is currently focused on the trade and consumer introduction of extensions to the company's WrinkleFree line, which focuses on non-surgical wrinkle and fine line reduction as well as skin hydration.
Prior to joining University Medical Pharmaceuticals, Roche was VP of field sales for L'Oreal USA's Maybelline-Garnier division. He helped build the Nutritioniste brand into a $100 million-plus line for the company. He has also held executive positions with Pfizer/Warner-Lambert managing oral care and consumer health care product lines, and Schwarzkopf & Dep, a division of Henkel Corp., where he opened up new international markets and retail channels for the company's hair styling products.
University Medical Pharmaceuticals sells its skin and beauty care products at more than 40,000 mass-market retail locations throughout the United States. A cornerstone of Roche's skin care offerings include the AcneFree line of products.