Brian Ahrens, formerly General Manager/President of Kao Canada Inc. (Salon Division), is the new General Manager of the Allied Beauty Association. The ABA no longer has an Executive Director, and the position of General Manager was created to better reflect the responsibilities and function of the leading role. Ahrens has 28 years’ experience in the professional industry. With his background as a manufacturer and distributor who knows salons, cosmetologists, sales budgeting, corporate management and international accountability, the ABA is moving forward with their new business model with Ahrens at the helm. Ahrens also has an intimate knowledge of the ABA from serving on the Board.