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Beauty industry veteran Dana Kline joins Anthony Brands

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Anthony Brands has hired Dana Kline, who has more than 25 years of experience in the cosmetics and fragrance industry, to serve as its new EVP global sales.

In this new role, Kline will assist with the company's current revamp and diversification of categories including women's, prestige body care, luxury market and intimates. Kline will oversee the global business development, which includes building up the company's business portfolio for domestic and international markets. She also has her sights set on enhancing the structure and process of sales and training execution.

"I am thrilled to have Dana Kline join Anthony Brands as EVP global sales. Kline's background includes 25 years of prestige beauty industry expertise and she has represented brands including Our Moment/One Direction, Coty Beauty and Christian Dior," said Anthony Sosnick, founder and CEO of Anthony Brands. "She will be an integral part of executing the company's vision."

In her previous post at Fusion Brands as president of luxury fragrance and EVP, she created a luxury fragrance division. In her time there, she added a portfolio of luxury brands, including Diane Von Furstenberg, Paul Smith, Betsy Johnson and Oscar de Renta and directed all marketing and sales efforts for Clean and Fusion beauty.

Kline is credited with capturing the global license and executing development of the One Direction "Our Moment" fragrance, which generated $23 million in the U.S. market and $120 million globally. "Our Moment" also received a FiFi Award in June for celebrity fragrance of the year.

During her professional career she also worked to drive success of Issey Miyake and Jean Paul Gaultier's first fragrance. Her next venture was developing and executing a sales strategy in the Midwest market for Estée Lauder's Prescriptives. From there she moved on to LVMH where helped launch Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Parfums Givenchy and Christian Dior. It was this experience that led Kline to relocate to New York with Puig Prestige Beauty, where she was involved in the planning and development of the first Prada fragrance launch in North America and managed the execution of Nina Ricci, Carolina Herrera, Commes Des Garcons and Paco Rabane fragrances.

Following this, Kline became the VP sales and marketing in North America for all distribution for prestige fragrance houses Ferragamo, Annick Goutal, Lolita Lempicka, Etro, Herve leger and Ungaro.

Kline then used her expertise to form a sales and marketing company, Icon Beauty, where she was president and represented Coty Beauty brands, such as Beyonce, David Beckham, Nautica, Kate Moss and Guess fragrances.
 

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CCA Industries announces resignation of two directors

BY Antoinette Alexander

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — CCA Industries, whose brands include Plus+White toothpastes, Scar Zone scar treatment and Nutra Nail nail care, has announced the resignation of Sardar Biglari and Philip Cooley as directors of the company. 

Biglari is chairman and CEO and Cooley is vice chairman of the board of Biglari Holding. According to CCA Industries, Biglari and Cooley stated in their resignation letters that their resignations were not the result of any disagreements with the company.
 

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Coty announces new organizational structure

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NEW YORK — Coty has unveiled a new organizational structure to create a more integrated model built around categories and regions while maintaining prestige and mass differentiation.

"This evolved organization design will help us to advance our path to profitable growth," said Coty CEO Michele Scannavini. "We will be more consumer-driven, sharper in priority setting and resource allocation, and more agile, reducing duplications and redundancies over time. We are confident that this new organization will allow us to unleash the full potential of our brands and our talent."

The new organization design evolves from two stand-alone divisions, Coty Prestige and Coty Beauty, and is expected to bring a more holistic view of consumer evolution and growth opportunities by product category. According to the company, the global will improve coordination and resource allocation between channels and markets, and increase the focus on specific consumer and retailer needs within each region. Further, it will eliminate duplication, ultimately bringing operational efficiencies to help accelerate growth and will generate additional resources to be re-invested behind Coty's power brands and strategic markets. The new organization will be structured as follows:

Categories and Innovation   

Renato Semerari, previously president of Coty Beauty, will assume the new role of president of categories and innovation. Under his leadership, this new group, integrating marketing, R&D, communications, digital and consumer marketing Insight, will become the engine of strategic category and brand development. All Coty brands will be housed under four consumer-driven categories: fragrance, skin care, color cosmetics and body care. Each category will have dedicated teams with specific skills and competencies to develop the prestige and mass portfolio with total respect for each of the brand's DNA and positioning. Leaders of the four categories will be:

  • Steve Mormoris, previously in charge of Coty Prestige – American fragrance marketing, is appointed CMO fragrances;
  • Johanna Businelli, previously in charge of Coty Beauty – color cosmetics marketing, is appointed CMO color cosmetics;
  • Jill Scalamandre, previously responsible for Coty Prestige – skin care marketing, is appointed CMO skin care; and
  • Jurgen Scharfenstein, previously responsible for Coty Beauty – Adidas and lifestyle fragrance marketing, is appointed CMO body care.

Global Markets  

Jean Mortier, previously president, Coty Prestige, will be appointed president of global markets, to better leverage the company's global scale and bring stronger sales execution. The markets will be organized under four regions: North America, Europe, APAC/MEA and Latin America. Each will be led by a SVP along with dedicated management teams to steer the business according to specific consumer and retailer needs and priorities. This new structure will support the progress toward developing a stronger global footprint. Leaders of the four regions will be:

  • North America: Marc Rey, also president, Coty USA;
  • Europe: Stephane Tsassis;
  • APAC/MEA: Peggy Elsrode; and
  • Latin America: Manlio Pizzorni.

Supply chain, finance, IT, human resources and legal functions will be reorganized to best support categories and regions.
 

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