Eugene Melnyk, owner and chairman of Fusion Brands Inc., named Caroline Pieper-Vogt as the company's new CEO, effective immediately. Pieper-Vogt succeeds Randi Shinder, who announced her retirement from Fusion Beauty in early May 2009.
"Caroline brings a fresh, creative and global perspective to Fusion Brands' product development and branding," said Melnyk. "With her well-respected management style and extensive industry knowledge, Caroline represents the veteran leadership required to build upon the quality and innovation that defines Fusion's exceptional products and unique position in the marketplace."
As CEO, Pieper-Vogt will be responsible for overseeing research and development, manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing for the company's current and future product lines—including FusionBeauty and Clean.
"Fusion Brands is a company defined by cutting-edge innovation and powerfully branded product lines," said Pieper-Vogt. "Leading the company through its next phase of growth and success is an exciting and rare opportunity. I am energized by the challenge of maintaining Fusion Brands' place as an innovative leader in the cosmetics and beauty industry."
Pieper-Vogt's career in beauty began more than 20 years ago. Most recently, she held senior vice president roles in marketing, sales and group business development at Clarins USA. Pieper-Vogt also was global vice president for Prada Beauty. She grew her professional experience rising through the ranks at Lancôme, Lancaster Group Worldwide, Terme di Saturnia, Chanel and Estée Lauder.