Kao Salon Division Announces Management Changes
Kao Salon Division announced several changes within the U.S. and Americas Region leadership teams. These changes include the following promotions:
- Scott Guinter, General Manager, Kao USA Salon Division
- Andrea DeLeon, Director, Commercial Strategy & Planning, Kao Salon Division, Americas Region and Director, Marketing, Kao Salon Division, Americas Region
- Sandra Humphries, Director, Education, Kao Salon Division, Americas Region
All three will report directly to Trevor Attenborough, Vice President, Salon Commercial, Kao Salon Division, Americas Region.
Scott Guinter has accepted the role of General Manager, Kao USA Salon Division. In his new role, Scott will lead the U.S. organization. Scott began his Kao career in 1996 and has worked in several positions before leaving the company to start his own business in 2007. Scott re-joined Kao in 2011 as the Leader of the Independent Distributor Channel. Recently, Scott led the Direct Sales Team, the Chain Team and he played a critical role in the Oribe integration. He will be relocating to New York City and will continue to work closely with the Oribe organization
“Scott exemplifies the Kao Salon Mantra of ‘Partner, Portfolio and Growth,’” said Trevor. “Through partnerships with the right salons, Scott has helped our customers grow their businesses and has helped to build Kao’s position as their preferred professional product company.”
Andrea DeLeon will assume the newly created position of Director, Commercial Strategy & Planning, Kao Salon Division, Americas Region. Concurrently, Andrea will serve as the Director of Marketing for the Kao Salon Division, Americas Region.
“I am confident Andrea’s leadership skills will ensure excellent execution of the global salon strategy and priorities while driving commercial success to meet the division’s top line and bottom line financial commitments,” says Trevor.
Andrea began her career with Kao in 2005 as the US Director of Marketing, developing brand positioning for Goldwell and KMS. After being promoted to the Vice President of Marketing, Salon, U.S. in 2012, she successfully launched the VARIS tools line and the relaunch of the Kerasilk. Prior to joining Kao USA, she held a Director position with DAP, Inc.
In her new role as Director of Education for the Kao Salon Division Americas Region, Sandra Humphries will lead Education in partnership with both Global Salon and local countries.
“Sandra’s wide range of experience in the professional beauty industry makes her the perfect fit for this position,” says Trevor.
Sandra previously held roles as a Salon Manager, Educator, Sales Manager, Business Development Manager, Sales Administrative Leader in the professional industry. Most recently, Humphries was the Vice President of Education for Kao USA Salon Division.