Last weej, we learned the sad news that Gino Trunzo, AVP business development at Redken, former director of education at Essie, and a friend to many in the beauty industry passed away. Trunzo, who joined the L'Oréal family five years ago, had been in the industry for over 15 years. While at Essie, he implemented the education strategy and built an artist network of 30 educators.
“Gino was committed to elevating the business acumen and the artistry of the professional nail industry,” said Teresa Lopez, general manager of Mizani. “He believed in the Essie brand deeply and used it as the anchor of his message. But it was his passion and devotion to the details of this vision that was irresistible.”
In the last year at Redken, Trunzo had successfully grown the premium professional haircare business through his coaching spirit, his trendsetting ideas and by the immense trust and relationships he built over his career. “Gino’s charisma, pride and passion for his business was apparent in everything that he did. Gino’s enthusiasm was infectious,” Leslie Marino, general manager of Redken US, said in a statement. “He was well respected and loved by his colleagues at L'Oréal and within the professional industry. Gino will certainly be missed by all who knew him.”