Revlon hires Westman as global artistic director
NEW YORK Revlon has signed makeup artist Gucci Westman to serve as global artistic director, providing Revlon with expertise on new products, shade development and working on set with Revlon’s global brand ambassadors.
“Gucci brings tremendous talent and insight on trends in makeup and fashion to Revlon. We are looking forward to working closely with her,” stated David Kennedy, Revlon’s president and chief executive officer.
In addition to ongoing brand development, Westman will be involved in Revlon’s philanthropic activities. To date, the beauty company has donated more than $65 million for research, counseling and outreach programs to support women’s health and participating breast cancer programs.
“I am excited to join the Revlon family,” stated Westman, who is married to Rag & Bone designer David Neville. “Revlon is a leader in bringing innovation and on-trend products reflecting modern glamour to women around the world. I am also very proud to work with a company that has done so much for the advancement of women’s health and, in particular, in fighting women’s cancers.”
Revlon Run/Walk to be held Mother’s Day weekend
NEW YORK The 15th Annual Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Mother’s Day weekend on May 10.
The fundraiser event for women’s cancers was launched in 1993 through the combined efforts of Lilly Tartikoff, Ronald O. Perelman and EIF. Since inception, nearly $50 million in grants have been made from the combined events in Los Angeles and New York. The New York Run/Walk is slated for May 3.
Joining the expected 50,000 participants for the 2008 Los Angeles Run/Walk is actor Tom Selleck, “Dancing with the Stars” star Carrie Ann Inaba, and Revlon celebrity brand ambassadors actress Halle Berry and actress Beau Garrett. The Go-Go’s will perform live at the post celebration concert.
Proceeds from the past EIF Revlon Run/Walks have funded research, contributing to the development of the gene treatment Herceptin, as well as other targeted therapies. Monies raised have also helped numerous organizations in providing education, advocacy and outreach services to those affected by women’s cancers.
Waldock promoted to new vp position at L’Oreal USA
NEW YORK L’Oreal USA has promoted David Waldock to the newly created position of senior vice president of business and sales development for the Consumer Products Division, which includes L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York-Garnier and SoftSheen-Carson.
Waldock, who has more than 20 years experience as an executive with the L’Oreal Paris brand sales team, reports to Joseph Campinell, president of the Consumer Products Division of L’Oreal USA.
Waldock most recently served as senior vice president of sales for the division. His new responsibilities include developing business strategy across the division, leveraging cross divisional brand assets and resources, instituting new merchandising strategies and commercial policies and building customer-centric partnerships through supply chain initiatives.
In related news, Lorraine Coyle has been appointed vice president of sales for the L’Oreal Paris brand, replacing Waldock. Previously, she served as vice president, national sales manager of L’Oreal Paris.
In her new post, Coyle reports to Carol Hamilton, president of L’Oreal Paris.
Assuming Coyle’s role as vice president, national sales manager is Jacquelyn Madsen, reporting to Coyle. Madsen has a 22-year career with the division, having held increasingly important positions both in the New York sales department and in the field.