ReportersNotebook — Beauty Care, 12/12/11
SUPPLIER NEWS — L’Oréal USA plans to acquire Pacific Bioscience Labs, the maker of Clarisonic skin care technology. The Clarisonic brand will join the portfolio of L’Oréal Luxe. The merger, subject to the approval of PBL’s shareholders and other closing conditions, is expected to close in December. PBL’s senior management team is expected to remain with L’Oréal USA.
EXECUTIVE NEWS — CCA Industries has appointed Michael Piff as EVP sales. Piff joins CCA with extensive industry experience at such companies as DowBrands, Minnetonka Brands and Cosrich/Health Science Labs.
Kiss My Face, a maker of natural personal care, has named Steve Michaelson as CEO. The industry veteran has held high-level leadership positions, including chief marketing officer at Supervalu, CEO of Internet retailer Fresh Direct and SVP of Wegmans.
Coty Inc. has announced that Bart Becht, former Reckitt Benckiser CEO, has joined its board as nonexecutive chairman. Becht stepped down as CEO of Reckitt Benckiser in August 2011.
Former L’Oréal executive Mark Anton has joined Marketing Management Analytics as SVP strategic accounts. At MMA, Anton will be responsible for working with strategic accounts to leverage MMA’s analytic solutions, and will work with MMA’s leadership team to drive key innovation initiatives.