Henkel, the company behind professional hair and beauty brands including Schwarzkopf Professional, Alterna Haircare, Joico and Pravana has announced the appointment of two new leaderships.
John Fortunato, general manager for Schwarzkopf and Alterna North America, has now been named head of Henkel Beauty Care Hair Professional in Canada. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Fortunato joined Henkel in 2014 and has served as the general manager for Schwarzkopf Professional Canada and head of sales for North America.
Also joining Henkel Beauty Care Hair Professional division is Suzanne Dawson, who has been named vice president and general manager for Schwarzkopf Professional U.S. and the global Alterna Hair Care business. Dawson has more than 25 years of international experience in the professional beauty industry.
Fortunato and Dawson will report to Stefan L. Mund, regional head of beauty care hair professional in North America.
“We are thrilled to announce the appointments of both John and Suzanne, two outstanding leaders in the beauty industry,” says Mund. “Both have significant professional beauty experience coupled with a growth-oriented mindset that make each of them the ideal choices for these important roles as we grow our brands.”