L’Oréal USA announced today the departure of two long-time L’Oréal leaders, along with several new executive appointments to key divisional and brand roles across the company. All newly appointed executives will join the L’Oréal USA Strategic Committee.
Pat Parenty will retire from his role as President of Professional Products Division (PPD) U.S. Parenty joined the PPD team in the U.S. in 1997 as Vice President of Sales for Redken before becoming the brand’s General Manager in 2000. In October 2009, Parenty was promoted to President of the U.S. Brands for PPD. In November 2010, Parenty was promoted to his current position as President of PPD U.S., where he transformed its business model through the strategic creation and implementation of SalonCentric, the premier national distributer of salon professional products with more than 575 locations in 48 states. Under his leadership, the division experienced significant sales growth, optimized new distribution channels to enhance consumer connectivity, and created an inclusive culture that attracted salon professionals and top talent throughout the U.S. market.
David Greenberg has been appointed to Group President of Professional Products Division North America and will hold direct responsibility for the division’s U.S. and Canada operations and SalonCentric. In this role, Greenberg will continue to grow brand activities across both markets by leveraging SalonCentric and seizing new opportunities to further develop the professional brand portfolio. Greenberg has been with the L’Oréal Group since 1993, was the Worldwide General Manager of Matrix in the Professional Products Division, and took on an international assignment as General Manager of the Consumer Products Division within L’Oréal Mexico. Greenberg brings extensive knowledge of the U.S. market and an impressive track record of integrating new brands and retail business models into L’Oréal’s existing portfolio.
Ikdeep Singh has been appointed the new Brand President of Maybelline, Garnier and Essie within the Consumer Products Division. In his role, he will oversee all aspects of business leadership on the portfolio of brands and is responsible for accelerating their growth in the U.S. market. Most recently, Singh served as the President of the Consumer Products Division in Canada, and under his leadership, the division outpaced market growth threefold, helping L’Oréal to become the largest and fastest growing manufacturer in Canada. Singh’s deep business and marketing expertise equip him to navigate the nuances, complexities, and specific challenges in the hair care and cosmetics markets. Singh inspires his team with a focused vision and the willingness to roll up his sleeves and lead by example.
Tim Coolican has been named Brand President of L’Oréal Paris. Coolican joined L’Oréal in 2004 and has held various positions across brands and locations, including Canada, the U.S., Singapore, France and the U.K. Coolican joined L’Oréal USA as Deputy General Manager for L’Oréal Paris in 2015 and has been guiding the transformation and modernization of the brand, focusing specifically on connectivity with consumers and digital innovation. Previously, while working for L’Oréal in the U.K., he launched Garnier Ultimate Blends, the first international version of the Ultra Doux brand, and led Maybelline New York to becoming the fastest growing mass makeup brand in the market. Coolican is an admired leader with a great commitment to his team’s development and success.
After a successful 30-year career with L’Oréal USA, Sarah Hibberson will depart from her role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Throughout her career at L’Oréal USA, Hibberson has demonstrated a true passion for people, always acting as the voice of the employees. Hibberson personally recruited and touched the careers of employees across all areas of the business and has always been a trusted partner to the business leaders with whom she worked.
Stephane Charbonnier has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer for L’Oréal USA. With this appointment, Charbonnier will be responsible for driving leadership and learning initiatives, developing talent and continuing to grow the HR team with an employee-first approach. Charbonnier is a thoughtful leader with more than 25 years of experience championing the development and growth of employees. In May 2013, Charbonnier joined L’Oréal USA as the Vice President of Human Resources for the Consumer Products Division where he was instrumental to developing a strong talent pipeline and robust leadership team for the division. Under his leadership, his team supported digital transformation efforts through the redesign of the marketing and integrated marketing communications teams and the successful integration of NYX and the Multi-Cultural Beauty Division, which includes brands such as Carol’s Daughter and Softsheen-Carson.
ABOUT: L'Oréal USA is the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group, the world’s leading beauty company. L’Oréal USA manages a portfolio of more than 30 iconic beauty brands, including Garnier, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kérastase, Lancôme, La Roche-Posay, L’Oréal Paris and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. L’Oréal USA also serves as the international hub for the product development and marketing strategy for L’Oréal’s 16 American brands: Baxter of California, Carol’s Daughter, Clarisonic, Dermablend, Essie, IT Cosmetics, Kiehl’s, Matrix, Maybelline New York, Mizani, NYX Professional Makeup, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken, Softsheen-Carson, SkinCeuticals and Urban Decay. Generating more than $6 billion in sales annually, L’Oréal USA is committed to growth through sustainable innovation, driven by the company’s Sharing Beauty With All ambition for sustainable development across the Group’s value chain. The company is headquartered in New York City, employs more than 10,000 people, and operates administrative, research, manufacturing and distribution facilities across 13 states, including Arkansas, California, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Washington. For more information, visit www.lorealusa.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @LOrealUSA.