Nosek Named Kao USA President

As a part of a move to integrate the company's beauty-care products business, Kao Corp. has named John Nosek president of Kao USA—the newly restructured company that merges Kao's prestige, mass and salon businesses in the United States.

Beginning this month, Kao Corp.'s beauty-care subsidiaries in North America and Europe have run as unified organizations in the major countries in which they operate.

As president, Nosek will oversee the Consumer Products Business, Professional Salon Business, and Molton Brown USA. The Kao USA brand portfolio includes Ban antiperspirants; Jergens and Curel hand and body lotions; Biore facial care; John Frieda hair care, as well as Goldwell and KMS California professional hair care and Molton Brown products for body and home.

Nosek joined Kao Brands Co. in 2006 as vice president of sales and was named general manager for Kao Brands Co. U.S. in 2008.