HBA Global Expo announces support of CEW, ICMAD
NEW YORK HBA Global Expo has announced that it is supporting Cosmetic Executive Women and Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors to offer expo attendees professional development and networking opportunities.
The HBA Global Expo will be held Sept. 15 to 17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
“HBA is proud to support programs offered by CEW and ICMAD. These non-profit organizations provide great value and services to the entire industry and foster professional development and business success,” stated Jill Birkett, event director of HBA Global Expo. “We are pleased that the HBA community can benefit from these associations’ resources and networking opportunities.”
CEW is a nonprofit organization with more than 4,000 executives in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance and related industries. ICMAD is a nonprofit trade group that provides programs and services to cosmetic and personal care companies.
As sponsors of the annual CEW Beauty Awards, HBA met with more than 2,000 CEW members during the Beauty Awards Demonstration in early February.
Visitors to the HBA table received current information on HBA’s programming and an exclusive discount on HBA’s trade show and educational forum in September.
Throughout the year, HBA also works with CEW to provide its entire membership with beneficial discounts and incentives to its programs and gives them access to industry suppliers who provide products and services to the beauty, fragrance and personal industries.
With ICMAD, HBA sponsors the Young Designer Competition that recognizes innovative design talent in personal care packaging. The annual competition encourages and develops young creative talent that will help build the future of the cosmetics industry. The winners of the year?s competition will be announced Sept. 16 during the HBA Global Expo in New York.
Also at the HBA event in September, ICMAD produces a conference session called “Building Your Company from Concept to Market,” geared toward entrepreneurial small- to mid-sized companies. The session also provides information on how to survive, as well as thrive, during tough economic time. HBA also offers ICMAD members special discounts and incentives on all of its educational offerings.
Bare Escentuals appoints new independent director to board
SAN FRANCISCO Bare Escentuals, a maker of mineral makeup, has appointed John Hamlin as an independent board member and member of its board’s compensation committee.
With Hamlin’s appointment, the board now consists of nine directors.
Hamlin is president and managing partner of Bozeman Limited Partnership, an Austin-based private equity firm. Previously, he spent 11 years at Dell, where he served as an executive officer and SVP. He was the SVP responsible for Dell’s global online business as well as Dell’s worldwide brand and advertising strategy. He also served as SVP, GM of Dell’s U.S. consumer business.
Alan Meyers to become chief science officer at Revlon
NEW YORK Revlon has appointed Alan Meyers EVP and chief science officer, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
Meyers will succeed Neil Scancarella, who has served as Revlon’s chief science officer since January 2000. Scancarella will retire in December of this year.
Meyers has spent his career in cosmetics research and development positions of increasing scope and responsibility with Avon, Elizabeth Arden and L’Oreal USA. Most recently, he served as SVP research development and consumer affairs for L’Oreal USA.
“We would like to thank Neil Scancarella for his excellent leadership and success as head of our research and development organization and wish him well in his retirement,” stated David Kennedy, Revlon president, CEO. “We are thrilled that Alan Meyers will be joining us as head of our research and development organization. We are confident that Alan’s expertise, strong background and broad experience will continue to strengthen and build Revlon?s important research and development and product development activities.”