OPI Welcomes Mary van Praag, General Manager

OPI introduces General Manager Mary van Praag.

ary van Praag, Launchpad Executive Editor Amy Dodds

At a special luncheon on January 21, 2014, a group of editors from consumer and trade magazines, including Beauty Launchpad, were invited to celebrate the arrival of OPI's new General Manager, Mary van Praag.

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI's Artistic Director and Executive Vice President. "We're really excited to welcome Mary into the OPI family. She comes with vast experience in the beauty category. She'll be taking OPI to the next level."

as agreed to stay on as Strategic Board Advisor. "I'm a little nostaligic but I'm happy that it's panning out," Schaeffer said. "I think that Mary's going to be an incredible captain that's going to steer this ship. If Coty chose anybody else, it wouldn't be as good as the person they've hired."

ars, most recently as General Manager of Coty Canada. "I'd like to thank George and Suzi for buidling this iconic brand—I call this a dream come true! I absolutely love this brand, I love the color and I'm thrilled to be chartering the future. And I told George that there's no way I could fill his shoes, but I do have these," van Praag laughed, pointing down to her high heels.

Van Praag is a graduate of Miami University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Marketing. She also completed an Executive Management Program in General Management at Harvard Business School.

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