Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsDecember 1, 2009 By: Lori Morris, Marianne Dougherty, Nicole Palmieri American Salon
New Faces, New Bases
Alterna Haircare appointed Joan Malloy as president. She most recently served as senior vice president of marketing for Frédéric Fekkai.
CND added Kelvin St. Pham to its sales team in the role of Southern California sales consultant. He will focus on increasing CND's brand awareness in Southern California.
Kevin St. Pham
Empire Education Group announced the addition of Penny Burns as director of career services. She will also lead Empire's Advanced Education Program in development and implementation.
Exclusive Salon Distributor, a division of Ultimate Beauty Companies, hired Desiree Sandoval as account executive for Southern California.
Keune Haircosmetics added haircolorist Roy Peters to its team and named Brent Hardgrave as a national artisan. Peters has had a long career as a colorist and has received many prestigious awards, while Hardgrave's expertise includes instruction in men's design, dry haircutting and salon business.
Scruples named René Antonio as artistic director. In this role, Antonio will play an integral part in leading Scruples' image in a new creative direction.
ViaBeauté, a division of Ultimate Beauty Companies, announced the addition of Kristen Gunther as Beauté Ambassador to lead new business development efforts. —N.P.