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L'Oreal USA, management , Pat Parenty, An Verhulst-Santos, PPD, Professional Products Division

September 20, 2010 17:04 ET

An Verhulst-Santos Promoted to Managing Director, L'Oreal Professional Products Division Worldwide; Pat Parenty Named President, Professional Products Division, L'Oreal USA

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -  An Verhulst-Santos, President of the Professional Products Division (PPD), L'Oréal USA, has been promoted to Managing Director, L'Oréal Professional Products Division Worldwide, effective January 1, 2011.  Pat Parenty, formerly Brand President of L'Oréal USA's Professional Products Division, will succeed Ms. Verhulst-Santos, effective October 2010 and will report directly to Frédéric Rozé, President and CEO of L'Oréal USA.

Ms. Verhulst-Santos began her career nearly 20 years ago in marketing with L'Oréal Professional Products in Belgium, where she became Marketing Director of L'Oréal Professionnel. She moved to Paris in 1998 to take the position of Marketing Director of the Europe zone and was appointed General Manager of the Professional Products Division in Holland in 2000. In 2004, she became General Manager of Professional Products Division in Brazil, and four years later was promoted to her current position.

Pat Parenty was appointed Brand President of L'Oréal USA's PPD, in February 2009. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing all PPD brands including L'Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase, Logics, Matrix, Mizani, Pureology, Redken, Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Essie

Mr. Parenty joined L'Oréal USA in 1997 as Vice President of Sales for Redken and shortly thereafter was promoted to Senior Vice President/General Manager. Throughout his tenure at Redken, Mr. Parenty demonstrated strategic leadership qualities and a strong understanding of the professional products industry. Mr. Parenty succeeded in delivering Redken results ahead of the market with innovative added-value products and services. With his entrepreneurial approach, Redken became recognized for its top position in the industry. In 2007, Mr. Parenty assumed additional responsibility for Pureology and subsequently managed the integration of that brand into Redken while achieving valuable chain distribution and development of the education and merchandising platform for future market share growth.

"With her insight, expertise and ability to lead, An expanded the impact of PPD within the U.S.," said Frédéric Rozé. "Additionally, under her guidance, the Division has continued the strategic implementation of SalonCentric through distributor acquisitions which has further driven our success in the industry." Mr. Rozé went on to say, "Pat has fostered a customer and employee-centric culture within PPD that has resulted in the continued growth and success of our business while contributing to the development and leadership of his team. That makes him an ideal successor for this important position and I am confident that he will use his extensive knowledge to continue to build our professional salon brands in the US." 

L'ORÉAL USA
L'Oréal USA, headquartered in New York City, with 2009 sales of over $4.5 billion, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of L'Oréal SA, the world's leading beauty company. In addition to corporate headquarters in New York, L'Oréal USA has Research and Development, Manufacturing and Distribution facilities across eight states in the U.S., including New Jersey, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Colorado, South Carolina and Texas. Between L'Oréal USA and all of its subsidiaries, there are 9,000 employees.

L'Oréal's impressive portfolio of brands includes Lancôme, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Viktor & Rolf, Diesel, Cacharel, L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L'Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase and Shu Uemura Art of Hair. The U.S. is the base for the product development, international marketing and advertising for L'Oréal's twelve American brands: Maybelline New York, Soft-Sheen.Carson, Kiehl's Since 1851, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Essie Cosmetics, Redken 5th Avenue NYC, Matrix, Logics, Mizani, Pureology, SkinCeuticals and Dermablend. For more information on our brands visit www.lorealusa.com.

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