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The Kirschner Group Expands Southwest Sales Team

Professional beauty manufacturers representative The Kirschner Group has added Bruce Blankenship to its southwest sales team. Blankenship joins the Kirschner Group team with a strong knowledge of brand sales, customer service and broad industry experience.

“We are excited Bruce has joined our southwest domestic team and look forward to the growth in this territory,” said Jane Caris, president of The Kirschner Group.

J. White & Associates Adds New Associate

Manufacturers rep firm J. White & Associates has added Priscilla Walters to its team. Walters joins the team with rich and diverse success in multiple markets, including finance, strategic marketing, investor relations and event management sales and execution. She will be handling the western territory for J. White & Associates’ exclusive brand partners.

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.