Helen of Troy

Changes at the Top of Helen of Troy Announced

Helen of Troy, designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name houseware, healthcare/home environment and personal-care consumer products—including the Hot Tools and Gold 'N Hot brands in the professional-beauty industry and other lines in beauty—announced Jan. 15 that its board of directors has appointed Julien R. Mininberg CEO effective March 1, which is the start of the public company’s new fiscal year.

Helen of Troy Implements Succession Plan and Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Helen of Troy announced that Gerald J. Rubin is stepping down as chief executive officer and president and is resigning from the board of directors--effective immediately--to serve as chief executive officer of River Oaks Properties, a leading commercial real estate firm in El Paso.

Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Category Grows 7.1%

Salon and professional beauty appliances and shears grew 7.1% as a category in 2012, according to the new 2012 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, which provides market intelligence and data research for the U.S. salon and professional-beauty industry. Note that the 7.1% growth is 18% greater than the overall salon industry’s growth rate of 6% for the same time frame.

The Kirschner Group Closes 2012 With Record Canadian Sales

The Kirschner Group has announced record sales in Canada for 2012. The manufacturers’ rep firm—which represents professional-beauty brands globally—also reports that it grew Helen of Troy sales in Canada 24% for the year.

TKG's Canadian team is (sitting, from left) Suzanne LaPierre; Janet Petrella-Ashby; (standing, from left) Guy Massy; Lance Posen; and Domenic Sgromo.

Sgromo is the managing director of Canada and the key account manager for Beauty Systems Group Canada.