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Zeno Corp. expands management team, forms advisory board

BY Antoinette Alexander

HOUSTON Zeno Corp., the maker of OTC blemish-fighting devices, has expanded its management team and formed an advisory board to providing ongoing counsel as it gears up for growth.

Joining Zeno is Andrea DiNunzio as SVP, global marketing. DiNunzio has more than 12 years of beauty marketing experience and most recently served as CEO of Laura Mercier, a line of prestige cosmetics and skin care. Before Laura Mercier, DiNunzio held senior marketing positions at Johnson & Johnson, working on the Neutrogena business, L’Oreal and Avon. DiNunzio will report to Walter Klemp, president and CEO, Zeno.

To help build Zeno’s business internationally, Lee Stranathan, formerly SVP, marketing at Zeno, has been named SVP and president, international business. Stranathan joined Zeno in 2004 and has led international teams during his career at Zeno and elsewhere.

In addition, the company has formed an advisory board to provide ongoing counsel to the company. Board members include Melisse Shaban and Jill Scalamandre, both of Chrysallis. Shaban and Scalamandre each have more than 25 years of experience in the industry, including leadership positions at companies ranging from Revlon to The Body Shop to Prada Beauty to Avon. At Chrysallis, they were instrumental in leading the growth and development of the Frederic Fekkai hair care brand, and its recent sale to Procter & Gamble.

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Ennis named president of Revlon International

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Revlon’s board of directors has elected Alan Ennis as a director of the company and president, Revlon International, effective March 1.

He will remain EVP and CFO, a post he has held since November 2006 after having served as SVP, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. In addition to his role as CFO, he has overseen the company’s international business during 2008. He joined the beauty company in March 2005 as SVP, internal audit. Before that, he held several senior financial positions with Ingersoll-Rand Co. 

The election of Ennis will increase the size of Revlon’s board to 11 members. The company will continue to have a majority of independent directors on its board. 

“Alan has demonstrated strong leadership skills and excellent strategic capabilities, and I am confident that he will continue to successfully lead our strong finance organization and that our international business will continue to grow profitability under Alan’s leadership,” stated David Kennedy, Revlon president and CEO. 

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L’Oreal USA announces new president, CEO

BY Antoinette Alexander

PARIS As of July 1, L’Oreal USA will have a new president and CEO, Frederic Roze, as Laurent Attal heads back to the Paris headquarters to head research and development, as well as innovation.

Attal, who has served as president and CEO of L’Oreal’s North American division for the past four years, has been named EVP and managing director of research and innovation.

In his new role, Attal will oversee the company’s research laboratories and, at the end of 2009, will take charge of all teams from both the current research and development function as well as the innovation department.

Attal succeeds Jean-Francois Grollier, who is retiring after 40 years with the company.

Effective July 1, Roze, who started at L’Oreal in 1986 and is currently director of the mass-market consumer products division for Europe, will succeed Attal in New York as president and CEO of L’Oreal USA.

After joining L’Oreal, Roze quickly became managing director of the consumer products division of L’Oreal Russia before being appointed general manager of Gemey France in 1996. As managing director of L’Oreal Argentina, which at the time was suffering from an economic crisis, he secured the recovery of the subsidiary, while gaining greater knowledge of the group’s different divisions. In 2002, he was appointed head of the consumer products division and professional products division in Spain. After being named consumer products division director for Western Europe in 2004, Roze’s functions were subsequently extended to cover the entire Europe region.

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