Wahl Professional Appoints New U.S. Director of Sales and Marketing
Wahl Professional announced Anne Marie Kollias has been promoted to the position of U.S. Director of Sales and Marketing where she will continue to oversee all U.S. sales accounts as well as day-to-day operations, marketing and product coordination responsibilities. Anne Marie previously held the position of National Sales Manager since starting with the company in 2015.
“I am so proud to be a part of this team and this journey. Sales are the fuel that provides resources for Wahl’s continuous research, innovation and growth. And marketing is Wahl’s opportunity to make connections with our customers and the professional beauty industry with many touch points that allow us to tell our story and build relationships,” says Anne Marie. “I’ve learned, no matter what category of this industry you work in, our business is a relationship-driven business from end to end. From manufacturer to distributor, distributor to salon, salon owner or manager to beauty professional and beauty professional to customer, we’re all in the people business.”
“Anne Marie has been instrumental in growing our professional division within the U.S.,” says Lance Wahl, Global Vice President of Professional Products. “As a result, it’s a natural fit for her to expand her role and we’re so pleased she’s accepted this challenge.”
In focusing on the future, Anne Marie says, “We feel a strong sense of responsibility to continue laying the foundation for the next generations. We will continue to work with barbers and stylists, distributors, professional beauty stores, field sales teams and our talented Wahl Education and Artistic Team (W.E.A.T.) members to develop the industry’s best tools.”