Henkel, the company behind well-known brands such as Dial®, Right Guard®, Schwarzkopf®, Persil®, and Loctite®, today announced two new leadership appointments in its Beauty Care Hair Professional business. John Fortunato, most recently General Manager for Schwarzkopf and Alterna North America, has been named Head of Henkel Beauty Care Hair Professional in Canada. Suzanne Dawson will join Henkel Beauty Care Hair Professional in North America as Vice President & General Manager for Schwarzkopf Professional US and the Global Alterna Hair Care business, located in Culver City, California. Dawson and Fortunato will both report to Stefan L. Mund, Regional Head of Beauty Care Hair Professional in North America.
Oct 31, 2018 Culver City, CA and Mississauga, ON
Henkel Announces Two Leadership Appointments for Beauty Professional Brands
John Fortunato has been named Head of Henkel Beauty Care Hair Professional in Canada. Suzanne Dawson will join Henkel Beauty Care Hair Professional in North America as Vice President & General Manager for Schwarzkopf Professional US and the Global Alterna Hair Care business.
“We are thrilled to announce the appointments of both John and Suzanne, two outstanding leaders in the beauty industry. 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,” said Mund.
“John is a cohesive team leader with strong vision and proven ability to build organizations and take them to the next level to drive ongoing growth. We are pleased to have him serve as our leader for Henkel Beauty Care Hair Professional in Canada,” said Mund. “Suzanne is widely recognized as a pioneer and expert in active wellness beauty and is a proven global brand builder. As we welcome Suzanne to the Henkel team, we look forward to her entrepreneurial and passionate leadership.”
Dawson brings more than 25 years of international experience in the beauty professional industry to Henkel. Prior to her role at Henkel, she held various leadership roles at Aveda Corporation, Estee Lauder, Murad Inc., LVMH, YogaWorks Inc. and most recently as President/Co-Founder of YUNI Beauty. She holds a degree in marketing from Monash University Australia, attended The Wharton School and was part of the Estee Lauder Executive Program at Vassar College. She is an Ashtanga Yoga certified teacher.
Fortunato joined Henkel in 2014 and has served in roles including General Manager, Schwarzkopf Canada and General Manager, Schwarzkopf Canada and Head of Sales for North America. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the beauty professional industry, previously serving in sales roles at Wella Corporation in Canada and the United States, Kao Professional, and Sexy Hair Concepts. He studied Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick.