George Schaeffer

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The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) has announced its three esteemed beauty business leaders for its 11th annual Cosmetic Innovators of the year Awards. The event will honor innovation and creativity in beauty product manufacturing and distribution July 13 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, during Cosmoprof North America.

ISBN Presents Pat Parenty With Legend Award

Pat Parenty, president, L’Oréal USA professional products division, SalonCentric

The International Salon/Spa Business Network will present its 2014 Legend Award to Pat Parenty, president of the L’Oréal USA professional products division and SalonCentric, at its annual conference. This year's conference, “The Business of Being Social,” will take place at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, May 4-6.

Coty Announces Retirement of OPI's Founder/CEO, a New Role for Schaeffer & a New GM in 2014

Coty Announces Retirement of OPI's Founder/CEO, a New Role for Him & a New GM

Coty announced Nov. 21 the retirement of OPI founder and CEO George Schaeffer. The beauty-industry legend will continue to work with OPI's management team through a newly created role as OPI's strategic board adviser.

The global beauty company also announced that it has appointed Mary van Praag (pictured) to OPI general manager. She will begin her new role on Jan. 1, 2014, replacing John Heffner, who has left OPI to become CEO of Drybar.

Heffner Is OPI Products' New President and General Manager

John Heffner is OPI Products' new president and general manager

Beauty-industry veteran John Heffner has joined OPI Products as its new president and general manager. Founder George Schaeffer remains CEO, and Suzi Weiss-Fischmann retains her titles as executive vice president and artistic director.