Paul Nunnari Named President of Kao Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Joe Workman, Kao Americas President, has announced that Paul Nunnari has been named President of Kao Canada effective January 1, 2014, replacing Simon Bureau, who recently passed away after a long illness. Nunnari's responsibilities will include leading and growing both the Mass and Salon businesses in Canada with the salon brands Goldwell and KMS California and for the Mass hair care brand John Frieda and skincare, Jergens, Curel and Biore.

Nunnari has been with Kao USA for the past 4 years, as Vice President of Sales for the Mass business. He has also been an integral member of the U.S. Senior Management Team responsible for the development and growth of the US Market, one of the largest markets within the Kao Group.

"Paul's vision and leadership qualities will play a significant role in the future growth and ongoing success of our Canadian business. His understanding of the business needs and brands, as well as his contagious enthusiasm, positions him well to lead the business forward. On behalf of the company, I wish to congratulate Paul on his new role," commented Workman.

Nunnari's prior experience includes a variety of Management Board positions at Johnson & Johnson. Paul was the VP Sales at McNeil, Johnson & Johnson Merck and the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies. He began his career in Sales at Proctor & Gamble.

"It is an honor to lead the Kao Canada business. I'm excited about working with the team that Simon brought together and accomplishing the objectives necessary to grow the Canadian markets," commented Nunnari.

Kao Corporation creates high-value-added products to help consumers around the world enrich their everyday lives. Asience, Attack, Bioré, Goldwell, Jergens, John Frieda, Laurier, Merries and Molton Brown are part of the lives of people in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe and help generate about 1,200 billion yen (about $US13 billion) in annual sales. Kao employs about 35,000 people worldwide and has more than 120 years of history in innovation. Please visit the Kao group web site for updated information.

CONTACT:Lori Cagle, (513) 629-7054,

SOURCE: Kao Corporation

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