Paul Nunnari Named President of Kao Canada

Joe Workman, Kao Americas President, has announced that Paul Nunnari has been named President of Kao Canada effective January 1, 2014, replacing Simon Bureau, who recently passed away after a long illness. Nunnari's responsibilities will include leading and growing both the Mass and Salon businesses in Canada with the salon brands Goldwell and KMS California and for the Mass hair care brand John Frieda and skincare, Jergens, Curel and Biore.

Nunnari has been with Kao USA for the past 4 years, as Vice President of Sales for the Mass business. He has also been an integral member of the U.S. Senior Management Team responsible for the development and growth of the US Market, one of the largest markets within the Kao Group.

"Paul's vision and leadership qualities will play a significant role in the future growth and ongoing success of our Canadian business. His understanding of the business needs and brands, as well as his contagious enthusiasm, positions him well to lead the business forward. On behalf of the company, I wish to congratulate Paul on his new role," commented Workman.

Nunnari's prior experience includes a variety of Management Board positions at Johnson & Johnson. Paul was the VP Sales at McNeil, Johnson & Johnson Merck and the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies. He began his career in Sales at Proctor & Gamble.  

"It is an honor to lead the Kao Canada business. I'm excited about working with the team that Simon brought together and accomplishing the objectives necessary to grow the Canadian markets," commented Nunnari.

Meanwhile, Kao USA announced that John Sullivan has been named Vice President of Sales for Kao USA effective January 1, 2014, filling Nunnari's now-vacant position. Sullivan's responsibilities include managing the mass business sector's sales organization, which include Field Sales, Customer Marketing, Shopper Insights and Sales Operations. Sullivan will report directly to John Nosek, Kao USA President.

John has been with Kao USA since 2004 and has held a variety of roles with an increasing level of responsibility. In his latest role as Senior Director, Sales Strategies & Effectiveness, he led both the Trade Marketing & Sales Operations departments. John's strong background & skills make him uniquely qualified to take on this key position. Additionally, John will become a member of the Kao USA Management Committee.

"We are excited to have John assume his new role here at Kao USA" said Nosek. "Since joining Kao, he has had a significant impact on our business. We are fortunate to have someone with John's experience, track record of success and leadership to head our mass sales team."

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