Darcy Travagline was hired as the key account manager. She will be responsible for current and new accounts for the West Coast U.S. Travagline comes to Centerchem with 14 years of formulating experience. Prior to joining Centerchem, she worked as a supervisor of R&D at YG Laboratories where she created high-performance skin care products for prestige brand lines.
Pierre Fabre SA: appointed Olivier Bohuon as the company’s chief executive officer. Prior to the appointment, he had been the executive vice president of Abbott Corporation and president of its pharmaceutics division.
In addition to serving as CEO, Bohuon is also serving as president of Pierre Fabre Medicament.
Pierce was also previously with The Estée Lauder Companies as vice president, global communications, BeautyBank from 2004-2008. She worked with Gary Farn Ltd. as vice president, public relations, new business development before starting her own communications firm with clients such as Annick Goutal and Lilly Pulitzer Beauty. Pierce was also with Groupe Clarins as senior public relations manager from 2000-2003.
In other news at Estée Lauder, Beth DiNardo is now global general manager of recently acquired Smashbox Cosmetics. She will work closely with Budd Taylor, current president of Smashbox, and Dean Factor, co-founder and chief executive officer of the brand.
Personnel Changes at Maesa
As Maesa Group continues to grow and expand, some key additions were recently made to support the business and better service its client base, according to the company.
Jeff Klein joins Maesa Group as chief financial officer, U.S. He comes to Maesa from the banking industry with experience at Lazard Frères and Lehman Brothers. Klein is a CPA and received his MBA from New York University. He will lead the financial group in the U.S., working closely with the U.S. and Paris finance teams to formulate Maesa’s growth strategy.
Jennifer Gateley is now controller, Maesa NY. She is a CPA and comes to Maesa with an extensive auditing background. In her newly created position, she will work with the U.S. finance team to oversee the day-to-day accounting operation.
Terrence Foster is the new accounts payable manager in the New York office, reporting to Klein. He previously worked at Landor Associates as a project accountant.
Maria Anderson is now logistics manager. She comes to Maesa from Ceva Logistics where she managed all aspects of shipping and importing, according to the company.
Jennifer Gonzales joins Maesa Packaging as a project manager. She comes to Maesa from Alcan Packaging where she worked with clients such as L’Oréal, Coty, Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works and Belcorp.
Miki Iba, who joined Maesa Beauty in 2008, has recently been promoted to director of product development, where she is a brand manager in charge of marketing, product development and managing the brands.
Jill Carlucci joined Maesa Group in 2008 as executive assistant to the former chief executive officer. She has recently been promoted to manager of corporate affairs.
Laure Pellarin recently received a promotion to vice president of purchasing. She now manages and supervises purchasing managers in the turnkey China division and is responsible for margin, quality and lead-time for all turnkey products coming out of China.