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PBA Appoints New Director of Marketing, Communications

The Professional Beauty Association has announced Jody Ryan as its new director of marketing & communication. She joins the PBA with more than 17 years of marketing communications experience, including marketing, media, brand engagement and strategic planning.

Andis Appoints Al Arends as Marketing Product Manager

Al Arends, Andis marketing product manager

Andis Co., maker of professional hair appliances and tools, has added Al Arends to its team as marketing product manager.

Arends will be responsible for overseeing products from inception to the market and working across the organization to develop and meet the company’s overall strategic product plan. He will report to Karen Formico, vice president of marketing.

Paula Malloy Joins TKG

Paula Malloy, director of new business development, TKG

The Kirschner Group has added Paula Malloy to its team as director of new business development.

Malloy will focus on identifying business growth opportunities and will develop implementation plans for those new projects.

Andis Co. Names DeRose Marketing Communications Manager

Andis Co, Names DeRose Marketing Communications Manager

Andis Co. has appointed Tracy DeRose as its marketing communications manager. DeRose is responsible for the development and implementation of Andis’ advertising, social media, public relations and website strategies. She’ll also be working with the sales and marketing team to expand the company’s presence at trade shows.

Tweezerman Professional Announces New Director of Sales

Courtesy of Tweezerman

Beauty-tools manufacturer Tweezerman Professional has added Jack McClendon to its team as director of professional sales. In his new role, McClendon, who was at Cosmoprof North America 2012, will spearhead the division.

His key responsibilities will include implementing strategic business plans to increase the brand's footprint, developing sales plans and profit targets, and identifying broader market-share opportunities.

Zoot Joins Marianna Industries

Ivan Zoot; courtesy of Marianna Industries

Beauty educator Ivan Zoot is joining Marianna Industries—a worldwide beauty-product manufacturer and supply company—as its director of education sales.

“We are very excited to have Ivan join our team at Marianna,” said Lori Christensen, the company’s national sales manager for schools. “Marianna is committed to being the leader in cosmetology school and dealer supply. Our products and teams are positioned to be industry-leading in quality and service.”