Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020

The Kirschner Group Energizes International Sales Team With Promotions and Hires

Manufacturer rep firm, The Kirschner Group (TKG), energized its international sales team with multiple promotions and additions that went in effect on March 1.

Jose Parker has been promoted to the position of international sales director. He brings more than 18 years of experience in international beauty managing TIGI and other major brands. His myriad skills and talents include distribution network management, multi-channel business planning, field sales expertise, marketing activations and marketplace analysis, improvement of logistics and customer development support programs.

“For the past 2 years, Parker successfully boosted the Latin America and the Caribbean region’s market penetration. We are looking forward to the growth and opportunity Parker will bring to the entire international territory,” commented Paolo Rezzara, president of TKG.

Additionally, Andrea Rosa has been promoted to the position of team leader - Europe. Rosa brings 20 years of experience as an export manager and customer care manager to the role. He entered the beauty industry in 2010 as a global export manager and sales manager for private-label professional lines in more than 70 countries.

“Andrea’s professionalism, knowledge, and contacts will make him a great team leader. We are thrilled to have him continue his successful career with us," said Rezzara.

The international team has several new hires:

Andre Lichtenfeld joined the international sales team. Lichtenfeld will serve at the sales representative for Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland.
“Andre’s experience will help us improve our sales and customer service in this region and develop new sales strategies to grow our business in this territory. We thank Ava Willers-Ruge for her collaboration and professionalism over the past 5 years and wish her all the best for the future,” commented Rezzara,

Enrico Dellara joined the international sales team. Dellara will serve as the sales representative for France.
“We are thrilled to welcome Enrico to our team and are confident that his knowledge of the territory will gives us stronger entrance into France," said Rezzara.

Additionally, Jonathan Appleby will now also serve Ireland. “Jon has a deep understanding of the professional beauty industry and has great relationships with all the top UK beauty distributors. He will be a huge asset developing the business in Ireland also. We thank Tony Diamond for his collaboration over the past years and wish him all the best in his new career path,” commented Rezzara.

TKG has expanded its Asia-Pacific sales force with the addition of four new team members:

Trevor Lin will cover Hong Kong.
Michelle Yap will cover The Philippines.
Derrick Xu will cover China.
Dillon Huang will cover Taiwan.

“As we increase our market penetration in Asia, we are thrilled to take on board a dynamic team and are excited for the opportunities they will bring to this territory!” said Rezzara.