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HAPPI Staff

President, Rodman J. Zilenziger, Jr.
Rodman J. Zilenziger Jr. — President of Rodman Media since 1993. Zilenziger, son of the Company’s founder, joined Rodman Media as an Advertising Representative in 1984. In 1987 he was named International Sales Manager. Zilenziger was named President in 1993. As President of the Company, he has launched eight titles, created more than a dozen websites, and added several conferences and tradeshows to the Rodman roster of products. Under his leadership, Rodman Media has expanded its reach to all corners of the globe through a variety of mediums. He holds a BA in English and Economics from Denison University.
 
Executive Vice President / Publisher, Matthew J. Montgomery  
Matthew Montgomery – Executive Vice President of Rodman Media since 2000. In addition to his role as EVP, he is also Publisher of Nutraceuticals World magazine. Montgomery joined Rodman Media in 1978 as an Advertising Representative, was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 1986, Publisher of Happi magazine in 1992 and then Group Publisher in 1996. He has been involved in all the new magazine launches and website launches at Rodman Media since 1995. He holds a BA Economics from Washington & Lee University.
 
Publisher/Advertising Sales, Art Largar
Art Largar is Publisher of Happi Magazine for Rodman Media.  Largar joined Rodman Media in 2002 as an Advertising Executive and was promoted to Publisher of the companies largest title in 2005.  He holds a BA in Communications/Marketing from Ramapo State College.

Phone: 201-880-2259
Email: alargar@rodmanmedia.com
 
Associate Publisher/Advertising Sales (U.S.), Beth Russo

Beth Russo was hired in 2005 to be Associate Publisher of HAPPI Magazine. She studied abroad at the University of Worchester, United Kingdom, and got a B.A. of Communications from The College of New Jersey.

Email: brusso@rodmanmedia.com
 
Vice President / Editorial Director, Tom Branna

Tom Branna is VP/Editorial Director for Rodman Media. He has been with Rodman for more than 20 years, serving in a variety of capacities including editor of Happi. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University.

Phone: 201-880-2223
Email: tbranna@rodmanmedia.com
 
Associate Editor, Christine Esposito

Christine Esposito joined Rodman Media in 1992 and has worked as associate editor of and staff writer for several Rodman publications including Happi, Beauty Packaging, Nutraceuticals World and Nonwovens Industry. She also served as editor of Coatings World magazine from 1997 until 2006. Esposito returned to the Happi staff in 2008. She holds a B.A. in Communications-Journalism from Loyola University in Baltimore.

Phone: 201-788-1194
Email: cesposito@rodmanmedia.com
 
 
Associate Editor, Melissa Meisel

Melissa Meisel is the associate editor of Happi magazine and Happi.com. Her writing focuses on breaking news, leading trends and new products in the household and personal care industry. She joined Rodman Media in 2007 and was previously published in assorted newspapers and magazines. Melissa earned her B.A. in English with a concentration in journalism from The University of Delaware in 1997.

Phone: 201-880-2262
Email: mmeisel@rodmanmedia.com
 

Columnists

Ally Dai
Ally Dai is the Notes from China columnist. She is senior editor at Ringier Trade MediaLtd., Hong Kong, which publishes Happi China. More info: ally@ringiertrade.com
 
Harvey Fishman
Harvey Fishman is the Gleams & Notions columnist. He has a consulting firm in Wanaque, NJ, specializing in cosmetic formulations and new product ideas, offering tested finished products. He has more than 30 years of experience and has been director of research at Bonat, Nestlé LeMur and Turner Hall. He welcomes descriptive literature from suppliers and bench chemists and others in the field. More info: hrfishman@msn.com
 
Daniela Ferreria
Daniela Ferreira is a marketing and communication professional in both consumer and B2B cosmetic markets. With a degree in social communication and postgraduate work in business administration, her expertise includes managing and launching products, communication planning, market studies and analysis, and identifying new business opportunities. She also has beauty blog (www.circulodabeleza.com.br), and is a makeup artist and image consultant.
 
Navin Geria
Navin Geria is the Anti-Aging & Cosmeceutical Corner columnist. He is senior technical advisor and principal for Doctors Skin Prescription. Geria has more than 30 years of experience in the personal care industry and was previously with Pfizer, Warner-Lambert, Schick, Bristol-Myers, LeDerma Consumer Products Laboratories and, most recently Spa Dermaceuticals. He has earned nearly 20 U.S. patents, has been published in cosmetic trade magazines and has been both a speaker and moderator at cosmetic industry events. E-mail: tokuho02@verizon.net.
 
Imogen Matthews
Imogen Matthews is a respected consultant, journalist and researcher focusing on trends in the beauty industry. She regularly contributes to many of the world’s foremost beauty trade titles. Every year in April, she publishes The Premium Market Report, focusing on trends in the UK premium beauty markets. www.thepremiummarketreport.com
 
Patrick B. Ropella
Patrick B. Ropella is the Human Capital Management columnist. He is president of Ropella & Associates. With more than 25 years of experience, Ropella & Associates is an international executive search and consulting firm specializing in the chemical and allied industries. Ropella & Associates focuses on mid-level management to executive level retained search in sales, marketing, manufacturing and R&D. For more information, visit www.ropella.com or call (850) 983-4777.
 
Dr. Nadim Shaath
Dr. Nadim Shaath, author of The Sunscreen Filter, is the president of Alpha Research & Development Ltd., a consulting firm in White Plains, NY, specializing in sunscreen formulations and new product ideas in cosmetics, essential oils and ultraviolet filters. He has over 30 years of experience as chairman of the chemistry department at SUNY-Purchase, the technical director at Felton, the president of Nickstadt-Moeller, Inc. and the CEO of Kato Worldwide. He can be reached at alpharnd@aol.com